Bore Air-Development?

Water bore Air-development.
Water gushes out of a new bore as compressed air is pumped down the borehole.

Clients often ask what air-development of a water bore is. Ordinarily with a correctly constructed new water bore it is air-developed following drilling but before the installation of the submersible pump. This is particularly important in Perth’s typically sandy soils.  Air development is a process where compressed air is pumped down the

bore development
water bore air development

borehole both flushing out the drilling muds used to drill the bore and developing water flow from the aquifer. The accompanying diagram illustrates the results of development on a bore with a stainless steel screen. The principal is the same and equally important for those water bores constructed with slotted PVC screen. Slotted PVC screen is more common in Perth water bores.

Air-development is also used to clean out old , tired bores that have diminished water flows. It helps clear out years of silt etc and once again develops flow from the aquifer.

If your bore has reduced water flow call us for the solution on Perth 1300 734 300 or call Troy directly on 0408 454 130. Our mobile service teams operate Perth metro-wide.

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