Not having the amount of dam water and runoff that he needed, Ross came to us wanting a more robust system that would service the stock in his back country.
After a couple of days of driving around the property, we decided on an appropriate position at the top of the hill for the new tank. A Grundfos CR booster pump, including 18 solar panels, was installed halfway up the rise and transfers 20,000L per day to the top tank. This booster pump is connected to the 45m deep DAB iSolar bore pump situated at the bottom of the property, which is flowing at 30L per minute into a 130,000L Pioneer tank – this also services the lower country.
With elevation variances and a lot of rock to get through, getting heavy machinery and equipment to these locations was challenging. A 20 tonne excavator was used to cut through rock so we could install piping. We then had to make sure the trenches and re-bedding was done well to maintain the integrity of the soil, ensuring that pastures would regrow. The scale of the project covered over 3km from the original bore to the top tank.
We’ve also installed a Farmbot monitoring system on the top tank so we know when there’s an issue before Ross does. We don’t just complete a job and leave, we are partnering with Ross for the long-term to ensure that this system services his property well.
“We’ve done a lot of work with Watermart over the years. I really enjoy Brad’s enthusiasm and leadership of the team. Brad and his team took ownership of this project and pride in the planning and designing of all aspects. I also appreciated the firm quote so I knew upfront what was involved. There was nothing I needed to do, the project was delivered on time and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. It’s aesthetically pleasing, functional and the team really take pride in their work.” – Ross