Welcome to Bores Perth
Despite the hot dry summers in Perth, we are fortunate
to have a readily available supply of quality ground water.
The use of bore water for gardens helps to keep the treated
scheme water available for other domestic uses and helps to avoid
expensive water consumption fees.
Water bores in Perth are common supplying vast amounts
of nutrient rich water to keep our gardens and lawns lush and
Home owners in Perth have the advantage over many
other cities around the world in that the ground water is
quite shallow and easily accessible.
There are mostly two types of Water Bores in Perth,
- the old well style commonly put down until the late 1980’s
- modern submersible pump style.
It is easy to identify the older well style bores across Perth
as these usually have a concrete well liner and the metal conical
bore lid. Once the lid is opened, usually there is a centrifugal
pump sitting at the bottom.
More recent and modern water bores in Perth are much different.
Hidden from view, a modern submersible bore pump operates
quietly deep beneath the ground with no visible tell tale signs
that they are even there.
Being of a stainless steel cylinder, shaped like a torpedo, submersible bore
pumps are designed to be suspended at the bottom of a 100mm diameter PVC bore
The bore casing is finely slotted to allow the water in which is then pumped
to the surface. Around the outer of the bore casing is gravel-packed with finely
graded river sands to act as a filter.
More details of modern water bore construction can be
found on our water bore page.
Conditions of the ground vary considerably across Perth so
it is imperative to do some research before drilling.
For convenience, the Perth Groundwater Atlas is the WA Government Department
of Water database that indicates drilling conditions likely to be experienced
on properties throughout Perth metropolitan area.
Also indicated is probable
depth to water and anticipated bore water quality.
At Virgin Bores we are able to utilize the Perth Groundwater Atlas database,
combining this with our extensive local knowledge and experience drilling water
This means we can predict with reasonable accuracy the depth to water at your
property and allows us to provide a written quotation in advance of any work.
Please call us on 1300 734 300 to enquire as to the cost of a water bore
and also the probable depth to water at your property.
Without obligation, we will assess your needs and design a
bore using the available groundwater specifically to suit your
Use our local experience and our bulk buying capacity to ensure
you are offered the best value and most competitive price on
your new Perth water bore.
For all enquiries about a water
bore in Perth
please call today on 1300 734 300 or
the online form here