Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!
If you would like to have a personal water supply system for home or agricultural use, then you should consider drilling a water bore. Water bores source their water from underground aquifers. When well drilled, they can provide a long-term supply of clean water. Below are a few considerations to make during water bore drilling.
Conduct a survey
You must ensure that the location you intend to drill the water bore is suitable. Visit the local geological office to get information about groundwater prospects in your area.
In Australia, people intending to drill water bores on their property must seek a permit from the local authorities. These permits vary from state to state, and you may have to pay a small fee to secure them.
Finding a contractor
Below are a few tips to help you find a suitable water bore contractor.
Protection of aquifers
During drilling, the contractor must take adequate measures to protect groundwater from contamination. For instance, he or she must seal the area in such a way that stormwater does not get into the bore. The contractor must take adequate measures to ensure that water from different aquifers does not mix. Drilling equipment must be disinfected to prevent it from contaminating the water.
Water from the bore must be tested to ensure it is safe for human consumption and agricultural use. Water tests aim at evaluating the presence of chemicals, dangerous microorganisms and the concentration of ions. Decommission the bore if the water is unsafe.
Waste during water bore drilling includes mud and drill cuttings. The contractor must dispose of the waste in a responsible manner. Ensure that the contract you sign has a clause on waste disposal; otherwise, you may have to dispose of the waste yourself.
When drilling a water bore, conduct a survey, seek legal permits and find a contractor. Protect aquifers from contamination when drilling the bore. Test the water and dispose of waste after drilling the bore.