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Information on Winter Sprinkler Bans

Tomorrow (June 1 2018)  you need to turn off your reticulation and water bore for the winter sprinkler bans. This involves households, businesses and councils in Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern.

Anyone who uses sprinklers from June to August risks a $100 fine.

Retic ban in Perth in Winter
Winter sprinkler Swutch-off in Perth from June 1 to August 31

Bore water users are allowed to flush sprinkler systems once a week on their normal rostered watering days, either before 9am or after 6pm, for 2 minutes per station to maintenance test their bore. Hand watering is permitted when needed. If you have just installed a new lawn you can apply for a new lawn exemption HERE

Any questions about the Winter Sprinkler Switch-Off can be answered at this Water Corporation website

Water Minister Dave Kelly reminded us that the switch-off saved about five billion litres of scheme water in winter 2017, enough water to fill up Optus Stadium five times.

Winter is a great time to consider a domestic water bore so you and your garden are ready for summer. Waiting times are shorter. Call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE.

 

Burnt Capacitor in Bore Start Box

At this Ellenbrook job our specialist water bore electrician Dave found that the capacitor in the bore start box had ruptured. The client had called us on 9246 0111 when their water bore stopped working.

When our Ellenbrook client reported their bore wasn’t working we talked to them on the phone and asked a few questions to determine who was the best person to send.

As you will see pictured the start box cover was damaged by the burnt out capacitor. After we replaced the capacitor and start box we tested the motor electrically and all was OK. Our electrician carries a meggar tester specifically to send a signal down to the submersible pump motor and back up again to test it against known benchmarks.

Start Box has badly ruptured capacitor that needs replacing
Badly ruptured capacitor in submersible bore start box.

We have been in the bore drilling and repair business for nearly 20 years and will promptly diagnose bore faults and will repair in an economical and timely fashion. We carry the majority of spare bore and pump parts onboard.

Water bore and reticulation service
Water bore and retic service & repair

We provide a fast local bore and reticulation repair service to Ellenbrook, The Vines, Aveley, Brabham and all throughout the Swan Valley.

If you need your water bore or retic repaired call us on 9246 0111 or learn more HERE

Thanks for contacting us.

Bore pump and retic repairs Como

We have just replaced a faulty submersible pump motor for a customer in Como. It was a submersible bore that had been enclosed or drilled inside an old style concrete well liner. After nearly 20 years in the business we are experts in the area.

As well as replacing the faulty pump motor, we also replaced the wet end (pump). the down bore hole cable and the single phase Lowara bore start box. The start box was installed on an existing post next to the well. All electrical work was done by  our licensed and bore experienced electrician.

submersible bore como
Submersible bore in an old style well liner
old bore start box single phase Lowara
Old Lowara single phase start box for this bore had seen better days

If you have a faulty old style well or problems with a more modern submersible bore call us on 9246 0111. 7 days.

Our local service team will get your bore back up and running pronto if you are in Como, Sth Perth, Kensington, Manning or surrounds. We also service and repair reticulation sprinkler systems fed from mains water or bore.

For more info on our water bore and retic services visit our main website HERE or call us 7 days on 9246 0111.

Old bore pumping sand

We were called to repair an old well that was pumping sand in Mount Pleasant (9246 0111)

The spear has collapsed in the old well and it was producing sand blocking pipes and the solenoid valves.

The most economical solution for the Mt Pleasant home was to replace with a new submersible water bore.

Trying to fix old bore pumping sand
This old bore well is pumping sand

Here we are looking for the solenoids for the reconnection to the new Mount Pleasant water bore.

If you are in the Mt Pleasant, Applecross or Ardross area and are thinking about a water bore call 9246 0111 or read more about your new submersible bore HERE

Reticulation system Upper Swan

 

It puts a smile on our face to finally turn on the 4,000 square metres of irrigation we have just installed around this house in Upper Swan.
Gear drive sprinklers are covering the lawn nicely. This is all part of a much larger property. We have installed a 1.5 kw submersible pump in the recently drilled eight inch bore operated by float switches this fills a near-by 12,000 gallon tank.

Pumping from the tank to the irrigation system we have installed a Grundfos Vertical multistage 4KW centrifugal pump. The pump has amazing grunt to pump to the far paddocks and horse troughs and is run by a convential reticulation controller.

Reticulation for Upper Swan retic job
Upper Swan Reticulation
Grundfos pump
Vertical multistage centrifugal pump

The whole project was completed by our installation arm Virgin Bores. If you would like talk to our expert team about a big bore and reticulation project call 9246 0111 or if you need a large reticulation job done get more information HERE

Happy Water bore customer in Girrawheen 

“Excellent work from the team at Virgin Bores.  Thanks to Brett for organising the job so quickly. The bore was installed and completed within one week of getting the go ahead. All the workers and subbies did a great job and keep us  informed of when they are going to be on site.  Highly recommended, ten out of ten stars. Very much appreciated”
Thanks Wendy and John for their great feedback regarding their new submersible water bore in the Girrawheen area. We have drilled and installed many water bores in the area including surrounding areas like Westminister, Warwick and Marangaroo over many years.
if you are interested in talking to our team about a modern submersible water bore find more information HERE or call us on 9246 0111
Water Bore Drilling and service
Reticulation and drilling Perth

Bore Automation Old Well

Bore automation Bull Creek
Manual gate valve feeding front station from bore

Today we are visiting a client in Bull Creek about automating his old well.

At the moment he turns on the old well manually from the DOL starter near the metre box. He then turns on two manual gate valves near the old well to send water to the front and back of his Bull Creek home.

We will send our specialist bore election to fully automate the system. He will install a new reticulation controller to interface with the bore. He will also run cables to the gate valves and we will replace with automatic 24 volt solenoid valves turned on and off by the reticulation controller.

We are expert at the automation of water bores. For more information check out our website HERE or call Troy on 9246 011

Bore not starting Booragoon 

We had installed a bore for Bob in Booragoon a few years ago.

He rang to say the bore was not working. We sent out our specialist bore electrician Dave. The submersible pump motor tested ok and he noted that there was no 24 volt to relay from controller.

He found that there was a red multicore running along the pavers from below the reticulation controller to below the bore start box. The joint connection at the bottom of the start box was faulty so he remade it.

All working again on front 2 stations. There was no cover on station 3,4,5 and 6, it was cut off due to construction. He fixed.

We have drilled and repaired many bores in the Booragoon area and surrounding suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Myaree and Melville. If you have a problem with your Booragoon bore call Troy on 9246 0111 or if you submersible pump is not working find help  HERE

Reticulation controller wiring
Reticulation controller of broken bore

Get your Leederville garden ready for summer

Leederville is a bright and vibrant area to live in. It is time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for summer.

We have drilled and repaired many water bores and retic systems throughout Leederville our experience will save you money in bore and retic service or repair. If you are checking your water bore to make sure it is ready for summer and your pump is not starting, we can send our specialist bore electrician to work out the problem and fix it. Dave is an excellent electrician with many years of experience fixing water bores.

Don’t forget to also test your reticulation system. If there are any issues with your reticulation off a bore or mains water we can fix it. These issues can include faulty solenoid valves or even finding your solenoid valves. We find and fix broken solenoid wires and resolve sprinkler coverage issues.

Call us about any issues with your Leederville bore or reticulation systems leading into the summer season on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE

We service Perth Bores, pumps and retic in any suburb from Two Rocks to Secret Harbour. Our Perth bore pump and retic service teams are only a phone call away.

Scarborough bore and retic

Drilling water bores in Coastal Scarborough
We have drilled many water bores in the Scarborough area

We drill, install, service and repair water bores in the Scarborough area and the surrounding areas of Woodlands, Doubleview and Innaloo.

Virgin Bores has drilled many water bores in the Scarborough area. This picture was taken in the park next to the Doric Street shops. The depth to water at the centre of the park is 20.3 metre and and we would generally drill 12 metres into water. The water bores in the Scarborough area can range from 18 to 60 metres.

We can also repair your Scarborough water bore. We also have an experienced reticulation team who can look help you design a new reticulation system for your Scarborough home. are local we can attend promptly and will solve all sorts of reticulation problems in an efficient and timely manner.
Give us a call on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE