November 20, 2019
Tenterfield – a town of 4066 citizens in New South Wales, Australia – risked running out of water by Christmas. At an average daily water consumption of 340 liters per person, the prospect of running dry was dramatic. The township is usually supplied by a reliable surface water dam, but severe drought and bushfires in summer and autumn 2019 created a water crisis.
To tackle this emergency, Tenterfield’s town council called on Water Resources Drilling, a drilling contractor specializing in the drilling and repair of deep high-pressure artesian water bores and large-diameter town water bores.
“The extra air volume with the Y1260 increased our drilling penetration rate by 30% in the granite country around Tenterfield,” says Mick Wilson, Director of Drilling Operations, Water Resources Drilling. Wilson continues: “We needed to drill 9-inch holes during the Tenterfield project and our old XRVS 965 machine struggled to clear the cuttings at depths of around 90 to 100 meters. But no problem with the Y1260 – it has met all the challenges required for this emergency town water supply.” The town of Tenterfield feels the drilling has struck ‘liquid gold’ – and even better, they say, because you can’t drink gold!
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