Bore water can be a valuable source of water which can contribute to your water needs, for irrigation purposes in particular. However, in many cases, it is contaminated by chemicals and micro-organisms. Therefore, in order to successfully make the most out of bore water and do it safely, there are a few things to know to minimize risks.
In most cases, bore water is obtained from shallow unconfined aquifers which are not protected from contamination nor located in controlled areas. And while not all contaminants are harmful (some are merely a nuisance as they cause discoloration, smell or stains), others are of great health concern even for irrigation.
In order to use bore water, you need a submersible or bore pump and a hose bore. Submersible and bore pumps are placed into the bore water and they help push it out through the hose bore. The pumps are usually sturdy and they won’t have any problem pumping out water with small particles in it, like mud for instance. A hose that’s specially made for bore water is also larger in diameter, which means it will also have no problem transferring water with particles in it.
Flexibore hoses are exceptional at this job. They make sure bore water makes it through where it has to in a simple and effective manner. They’re also incredibly flexible and resilient compared to other rigid pipes and hoses, and can be installed easier. They’re manufactured by putting thermoplastic polyurethane into woven textile fabric that’s made with high tenacity polyester. The hose gets its flexibility from the heavy-duty internal fabric which allows it to sustain the weight of the pump.
You can simply attach the flexibore hose to the submersible or bore pump with the patented couplings, then place the pump into the bore water source using a simple rolling wheel or a crane. You don’t need an extra cable because the hose itself is durable. These hoses are manufactured in continuous lengths and they can be installed in a couple of minutes, effortlessly. This also holds true about the pump retrieval process, making these hoses one of the most efficient for this type of applications.
You need to get the bore water approved by your local government before you start using it. Every state might have different conditions, so it’s best you contact a local Environmental Health Officer to find out about the construction conditions. Don’t use bore water for drinking unless it’s tested by a professional at least once a year for microbiological and chemical contamination by a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) registered laboratory.