Why is my old Perth bore running out of water?

Some Perth bore owners are telling us their very old water bores are running out of water or that it runs for a minute or two then it runs out. This can be a a problem with the reticulation system or pump.

Slotted PVC bore casing
Slotted PVC bore casing

 

Commonly it is the yield of the bore itself and the pump is pumping water out faster than it is flowing in to the bore casing. Many people think the bore is not deep enough. At times the water table does drop & it is a depth related issue. More often the stainless steel bore screen or slotted PVC bore casing has become blocked. Sometimes the ground around the bore has reduced the water it will “allow” to flow through it. We would try air-developing, a process where large volumes of compressed air are pumped down the bore. We can also chemically clean and restore the bore with a combination of special cleaning compounds, surfactants and clay dispersants.

Call our Perth team on 9246 0111 or visit our website www.virginboresbores.com.au