Leaders in Ground Water Investigation & it’s Development
Watson Drilling’s traditional expertise is water well drilling. With over sixty years of industry experience and knowledge we are the leaders in groundwater investigation and its development. Specialising in stock and domestic, irrigation, exploration & dewatering.
Don’t leave your groundwater investigation to chance. Don’t get caught with imitators.
What you need to know
With Australia being the driest continent on earth it is essential that water, our greatest natural resource is protected.
For this reason taking and use of water from underground is strictly regulated and controlled by each State and Territory Government.
It is the responsibility of the landowner or the lease holder to understand and comply with the regulations in their particular State or Territory. Watson Drilling will offer advice and information to help understand these regulations.
Installing a Groundwater Bore
There are three main stages involved when installing a ground water bore:
1. Obtaining Permits & Quotes
It is up to the landowner or the lease holder to organise the appropriate permits needed before getting started. If required Watson Drilling can assist in this process.Water drillers in all states and Territories are required to be licensed. The use of an unlicensed driller and drilling without the appropriate bore permit can lead to irreparable damage to aquifers and the environment. Once an aquifer is polluted, the damage is usually permanent! Watson Drilling uses only licensed Water drillers.
Watson Drilling will provide you with a written quote, including the various rates for drilling, casing, screens, development, etc.
2. Location of a Suitable Site
It is the responsibility of the landowner or the lease holder to site the bore and to ensure suitable access to it. Watson Drilling can offer advice as well as offering a free site assessment. It is also important to be aware and to advise the driller of the nearest source of water as water is often used as part of the drilling process.
Watson Drilling has access to a wealth of information on bores already drilled in your area which may help in the assessment of your site.
3. Drilling, Development & Pumping Tests
Upon completion of drilling, construction, development or pumping test of a bore, Watson Drilling will provide the owner with a signed detailed report commonly referred to as the “Bore Log”.
This information is passed onto the relevant government authorities within a specified period upon completion of the bore.