Looking after a bore

Problems with a bore can occur due to any of the following:

  • poor construction
  • equipment failure
  • incrustation
  • corrosion
  • less water in the aquifer.

These can all lead to you getting less water from your bore and poorer water quality.

Check pumping equipment regularly and don't pump the bore higher than the recommended rates as this can cause pump problems and bore instability. 

Seal the space between the casing and pump equipment to stop small animals, insects, dirt and other pollutants getting in.

If you think your bore has not been constructed properly, contact Water Resources.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017