Water Well Driller FAQ

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Water Well Driller FAQ: Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that we hope will be helpful to you while you’re considering the process of acquiring a water bore for your property and when you’re choosing which water bore driller to use. The team LederWaterDrill PL has all of the experience, equipment and know-how needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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Bore Water Pump? Do I need to purchase a special pump to extract my bore water?2023-06-09T12:08:22+10:00

Bore Water Pump?

Bore water pumps are in most cases required to access water from the bore once it’s drilled. The specifications of the pump will vary depending on variables such as water pressure within the well, the depth of the well and the target locations of the extracted water. How the bore water  pump will be powered is another important consideration that is effected by the distance of the bore from existing power supplies and it’s suitability for a solar power source.

The LederWaterDrill team can help determine the best, most cost efficient pump solution for your particular circumstance. We can supply and install all of the necessary equipment needed for you to access productive water supplies from your well directly to your preferred catchment and as a complete water bore solution. Use our CONTACT form to send us a message with some details of your location and bore water pump requirements.

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Bore Water Tweed Heads? I can see you’re based near Tenterfield. Do you also serve South East Queensland?2023-06-09T12:26:59+10:00

Bore Water Tweed Heads?

Bore water Tweed Heads? We most certainly do! LederWaterDrill has four fully equipped and supported water well drilling rigs and a highly efficient mission scheduling system.  This enables us to travel and function within our service area cost effectively and within defined time frames. The advantage to our customers translates into greater reliability and cost efficient water well drilling. Give us a call or use our CONTACT form to send us a message outlining your bore water  project and we’ll be in touch promptly.

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Bore Water Testing? Is it required that I get the quality of my bore water tested?2024-04-19T15:26:31+10:00

Bore Water Testing. Is it a requirement?

Bore water testing can be a requirement in some jurisdictions. The primary concern is reliable identification and avoidance of contaminants if bore water is used for processes that will ultimately involve human consumption, either of the water itself or of produce derived from the bore water.

LederWaterDrill tests every new bore for salinity,(usability) on site. Further testing can be done by the land owner with a private water supply testing service. If water is for domestic use, it’s recommended you test your water for heavy metals and or contaminants.

In urban and rural areas sub surface water supplies can offer a reliable and safe avenue for meeting the water needs of property owners. Unfortunately it isn’t uncommon for groundwater in those areas to become contaminated from a variety of sources. Some examples are:

  • Sewage from drop toilets improperly positioned or from faulty septic tanks.
  • Concentrations of animal waste or dead animals relatively close to the water source that are allowed to ‘leach’ underground.
  • Agricultural by products such as pesticides or industrial fertilizers.
  • Literal pollution from factories, mining or other industrial operations.
  • Chemicals that can occur naturally in certain land forms such as arsenic.

Other examples include microbes and in rare cases even radioactivity.

For these reasons it is well advised to have your bore water testing done regularly. You can learn more about bore water testing HERE.

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Water Bore Wells Near Me? How can I find out if there are any existing wells on or near my property?2024-04-19T15:31:02+10:00

Water Bore Wells near me?

The Bureau of Meteorology maintains a comprehensive and searchable database of all registered water bore wells in Australia.

While the database doesn’t show owner information, it does allow access to well depth information and also longitude and latitude coordinates that pinpoint the wells location. Information regarding the wells status and some lithology data is also included. This database may be useful if you’re unsure whether there’s a well on your property or if you’ve just acquired a rural property and would like to aid your research into its condition.

Search for water bore wells near you on the Bureau of Meteorology website HERE.

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Ground Water Well Permits? Do I need to apply for access ground water on my property?2024-04-19T15:25:58+10:00

Ground Water Well Permits?

Ground water well permits are required by law in both New South Wales and Queensland. The application process varies depending on your state and there is usually a fee associated with the granting of a permit. To give you an indication of the cost of a permit, in New South Wales the fee is approximately $350 for a bore intended for stock and domestic use. A permit or license is require before any bore water drilling can occur on your property. LederWaterDrill admin staff are able to assist you with not only identifying the best location to drill your well and the drilling of it, but also the application process necessary to acquire a water bore license for your particular purpose.

For New South Wales application requirements and procedures visit: WaterNSW

For Queensland application requirements and procedures visit: Business Queensland

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Farm Bore Water Costs? How much does it cost to have a water bore installed on my property?2024-04-19T15:34:55+10:00

Farm Bore Water Costs?

Farm Bore Water costs vary greatly depending on the accessibility of the site, the ultimate well depth and other factors such as substrate, possible local contamination sources and proximity to state forests. In NSW and QLD water well or bore drilling costs can start from $5000 depending on accessibility, depth and ground conditions and average at around $15,000.

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Water bore drilling benefits? What are the benefits of accessing ground water via a water bore or water well?2024-04-19T15:28:59+10:00

Water bore drilling benefits?

Water is life! And having a reliable supply of high quality water for domestic and stock use can significantly impact the success of your farm or primary production enterprise.

Dams and seasonal water ways are great when there’s rainfall, however in dryer times their reliability is reduced which translated directly into reduced yield not to mention the psychological and emotional stresses born of uncertain water supplies. Well placed, properly maintained water bores can offer reliable, high quality water supplies in times of drought but they can also serve as expansion aids when dam or seasonal supplies are at capacity.

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Water Well Drilling

At Leder Water Drill, we have the equipment and expertise to safely drill water wells on your property. We will assess your land, advising as to the best positioning of your water well for optimum functionality and a clean water supply. Our water well drilling service includes the installation of a high-quality pump.


Residential water bores

Conserve water and drought-proof your home with a residential water bore. Access the groundwater beneath your property for a sustainable and cost-effective freshwater supply, ideal for drinking, washing and watering your garden. At Leder Water Drill, we can install a residential water bore and pump onto domestic or civic property for convenient access to groundwater. We will even ensure that the accessed water is 100% compliant with government safety standards and regulations.

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Water Bore Permit Assistance

If you want to install a water bore on your property, it is likely that you will require a permit before work can begin. The team at Leder Water Drill are experts in the legal requirements for water bores and can assist you in obtaining the relevant permit. From the application process through to meeting the relevant standards post-drill, our team of experienced engineers are here to help.

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Decommissioning wells

Is there an old well on your property that is posing a hazard to your freshwater supply or farmland? Contact Leder Water Drill for professional well decommissioning. We can identify how the well was installed and the appropriate equipment needed for decommissioning, providing a safe service that doesn’t cause damage to your property.

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Monitoring bores

If you need to monitor the quality of the groundwater beneath your property, Leder Water Drill can install monitoring bores at intervals in the surrounding area. Monitoring bores enable you to assess the quality, pressure, salinity and depth of groundwater. The monitoring process typically takes place over a five year period, with the experts at Leder Water Drill providing expert advice and assistance throughout.

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Environmental drilling

Gain an in-depth understanding of sub-terrain water conditions on your property with the expert assistance of Leder Water Drill. Through the use of monitoring bores, recovery wells and industry-standard equipment we can assess sub-surface water levels, identifying any potential contaminants or drops in pressure. This information can then be used to inform your water bore installation and maintenance, as well as to administer any possible treatments to contaminated water sources.

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Construction dewatering

Do you require water to be removed from an area for construction? Leder Water Drill can develop a strategy for the safe and effective removal of water from construction sites, taking into account the depth of groundwater and the risk of backflow. Our experienced team are trained in the latest techniques and armed with industry-standard equipment to precisely remove water from your site.

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Soft ground casings

Accessing water beneath non-rigid or poorly structured ground? Leder Water Drill can install soft ground casings into your substructure to provide additional support for wells and water bores. This prolongs the lifespan of the structure and prevents collapse or contamination of the water source.

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Submersible Pumps

We supply a full range of submersible multistage pumps that are perfecty suited to drawing water from restricted or smaller wells. Our pumps are durable, highly efficient and incorporate dry run and soft start protection as standard. Our submersible pump controller technology tracks weter demand and automatically adjusts pump speed ensuring consistent pressure.

Water Bore Drilling In Northern Rivers – Done Right!

Water bore drilling is always done right by the team at LederWaterDrill. Take a moment to watch our promotional video to see some of our team in action.

Using the best equipment, training and know how, LederWaterDrill can efficiently place functioning water bores on your property. We can also assist with identifying the best place to drill as well as all the necessary paperwork to ensure that your water bores are 100% compliant.

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    We’re farmers too!

    We’ve been on the land all our lives and so we know the importance of having reliable clean water especially when it’s dry.

    On our 11,500 acre property south west of Tenterfield, we run a herd of Brangus Cattle, breed performance horses for work and competition and have some very nice border collie X working dogs. All cattle work is done with the horses and dogs and we also invite visitors to enjoy bush camping on our property. Over the years “Lederville” has become a very popular camping experience for many returning visitors.

    And of course we do water bores like no other! Call Jake on 0401 851 423 for a free quote or use THIS FORM to request a prompt call back. Follow us on Facebook for the most recent updates.

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    LederWaterDrill SERVICE AREA

    Proudly Serving: North Coast NSW, New England, North West NSW, South East QLD, Darling Downs, South West QLD and Wide Bay Burnett QLD.

    Our Bore Water Drill service area includes but is not limited to the townships of:

    Alstonville, Bonalbo, Boonah, Burringbar, Byron Bay, Casino, Coraki, Corndale, Drake, Federal, Glenreagh, Grafton, Jackadgery, Killarney, Kingscliff, Kyogle, Lismore, Mainarm, Morgan Park, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Nymboida, Springbrook, Stannum, Stanthorpe, Tabulum, Tenterfield, The Channon, Toonimbar, Tyalgum, Whian Whian, Wollongbar, Woodenbong.

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