Bore Water Treatment Plant

Our Treatment Solutions for Bore Water

Bore water can contain high levels of minerals including sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, and iron. This not only makes it unsafe for human and animal consumption, but also for irrigation. Moerk’s water treatment technology can turn bore water into a safe, useful asset.


Bore water, also known as well water, is a source of groundwater that is accessed via drilling or digging a hole into an underground aquifer. A borehole is generally a small diameter machine dug hole used to access groundwater while a well is usually a large diameter hand dug hole used to access groundwater. The capacity of the bore or well will depend on the recharge rate (how quickly it refills after being emptied).

As bore water is recharged through rain water filtered through the ground, bore water often has a low level of suspended solids. However, bore water also has a range of different contaminants including dissolved iron, fertiliser run-off, sulphides and salt. Shallow wells that are closer to the surface generally have a higher degree of contamination.

However, it is the salinity of a bore or well that will largely determine which technology is used to produce potable water from the groundwater. Bore and well water is important for communities, agriculture, resorts, governments, horticulture and industry.

Moerk Water has extensive experience treating groundwater to a range of standards. Commonly used technologies to treat groundwater include Membrane Desalination and iron & mineral removal.

Typical Bore Water Quality Red Flags
  • Salinity

  • Iron

  • Silica

  • Nitrates

  • Turbidity

  • Suspended Solids

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Most Common Plants & Systems for Treating Bore Water

Our treatment plants are individually designed to meet the specific requirements to create a supply of water that is safe for drinking or use in commercial and industrial situations.

Iron Removal Systems

Moerk Water’s Iron Removal Systems remove iron from any water source, eliminating concerns about iron bacteria contamination, corrosion, and scaling. Our iron removal systems utilise aeration mechanisms and filters with an automated backwash to reliably removing iron from the water while keeping the systems hands-free and operating costs as low as possible.

Brackish Water

Brackish water may have lower salt levels that sea water but is still unsuitable for use in agriculture or for stock to drink. Moerk’s desalination technology, encompassing reverse osmosis, provides a simple to use, reliable solution to brackish water. Our team can design and construct a system that will convert brackish water to a useful resource.


Typically when we think of reverse osmosis we imagine large facilities that underpin a city’s water supply or small under sink units. However, in our context, we have adapted these membrane systems to be both transportable and optimised for whatever scale various agricultural and commercial concerns require.


Moerk’s water treatment technology can convert a wide range of water types, including sea water, brackish water and contaminated water into safe drinking water that meets World Health Organisation water quality standards.