If you’re living in a rural area, installing a bore water system can be an effective solution to access underground water reserves. Depending on the purity of the water, it can be used for gardening, washing clothes, flushing toilets and even for drinking. However, most people don’t have experience with drilling bores, so the process—and cost, can seem a little mysterious. That’s why we prepared this guide for you. It includes comprehensive information about the variable factors that influence bore water installation costs, so you can help consider your own needs and make informed decisions.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Bore Water Installation

The cost of bore water installation varies depending on several factors, including:

  • Depth of the Borehole
  • Quality of the Drilling Site
  • Type of Pump System Installed
  • Type of Casing Installed
  • Terrain & Accessibility of the Site
  • Water Demand of the Property
  • Depth of the Borehole

The depth of the borehole is the most significant factor to influence the cost of bore water installation. The deeper the borehole, the more expensive the installation process will be. The cost of drilling the borehole increases exponentially as the depth increases. However, drilling deeper does not always guarantee more or better water and this may lead to unnecessary expenses.

Quality Of The Drilling Site

The quality of the drilling site also affects the cost of bore water installation. If the site is rocky or has loose soil, it can make the drilling process more challenging and increase the installation cost.

Type Of Pump System Installed

There are various types of pump systems available for bore water installations, such as submersible and above-ground pumps. The type of pump system selected will significantly affect the installation cost.

Type Of Casing Installed

Casing is essential to protect the borehole walls from collapsing and maintain the water quality. The cost of casing varies depending on the type of casing used. PVC casing is the most cost-effective option, while stainless steel casing is the most expensive.

Terrain And Accessibility

The terrain and accessibility of the site also play a crucial role in determining the cost of bore water installation. If the site is not easily accessible, it may require specialised equipment to be brought in, which increases the installation cost.

Electrical Installation

Electrical installation is an essential component of bore water installation. It involves running an electrical cable from the borehole to the electrical connection point to power the pump system. The cost of electrical installation can vary, depending on the distance between the borehole and the electrical connection point. The further the distance, the more expensive the electrical installation will be.

Water Demand Of The Property

The water demand of the property is another factor that influences the cost of bore water installation. A higher water demand will require a more powerful pump system, which can increase the installation cost.

The Final Cost

Overall, the cost of bore water installation can vary, depending on the factors mentioned above. We recommend getting a quote from a licensed professional for an accurate estimation of the cost of bore water installation.

If you’re looking for clarity around pricing for a bore on your property, LedarWaterDrill is here to help. Our team of experienced professionals has the expertise and knowledge to provide you with a transparent quote and valuable advice before installing your high-quality bore water system.

Whether you need bore water for agricultural, industrial, or domestic use, we have the expertise to design and install a system that is tailored to your specific needs. From drilling the borehole to installing the pump system, we provide a broad range of bore water installation services. Get in touch with us today via our contact form or give Jake a call on 0401 851 423 for a free quote.