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Groundwater

Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment have over 45 years of experience supplying and maintaining pumping and water treatment systems for groundwater applications. We provide an extensive range of products, including pumps, piping, valves and accessories. With our dedicated team of industry-trained engineers, draftsmen, project managers, salespeople and tradespeople, we can custom design a solution suitable for any purpose. Dowdens offer an unmatched range of world-class solutions for any type of groundwater project.

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Groundwater Applications

Groundwater is the water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. It is stored in and moves slowly through geologic formations of soil, sand and rocks called aquifers.

In Australia, groundwater makes up approximately 17 per cent of accessible water resources and accounts for over 30 per cent of our total water consumption. Some groundwater is fresh and can be used for drinking. Other groundwater can be brackish water or even saltier than the sea. (Source Australian Government Website)

Industries Supplied

How is groundwater extracted?

Depending on the permeability of the rocks containing the groundwater, and the pressure under which groundwater is held, the ease of groundwater extraction can vary significantly. Groundwater is also often withdrawn for agricultural, municipal, and industrial use by constructing and operating wells and bores. 

Both water quality and aquifer yield determine whether groundwater is appropriate for human consumption, stock water supplies, irrigation, or mining uses. The salinity and yield characteristics of groundwater resources vary considerably across the continent.

Bores & Wells Options

Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment designs, supplies, maintains and repairs pumping systems suitable for use with bores and wells. Please visit our Bores & Wells page for more information.

Bore & Well Case Studies

Grazing Company Agricultural Solar Pumping Systems
Bore Water Blending Infrastructure Project
Solar Pumping Station for Residential Property 

Testing Groundwater

It is important that after drilling a bore and finding water you test the water quality to qualify it for use. Some bore water can contain high levels of dissolved chemicals, rendering it unsuitable for human consumption or stock water supplies.

Water Treatment Options

Dowdens supply, install and maintain a full suite of residential, agriculture and industrial water treatment options for water extracted from groundwater aquifers. Please visit our Purion, Atlas Filtri pages for more information.

Water Treatment Case Studies

Potable Water Treatment Plant - Goonyella Riverside Mine
Coppabella Township Water Treatment Plant
Nebo Township Water Treatment Plant 

Mining Options

Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment have purpose engineered a range of underground dewatering tanks for the removal of groundwater. Please visit our mining and dewatering pages for more information.

Mining Case Studies

Mine Site Borehole Pump Installation
Modular Underground Dewatering System
Supply Underground Dewatering Pods and Mains Road Pump Station

Ground Water Product Options

Dowdens experienced team of salespeople can help you select the correct products to suit your groundwater application. We have industry trained infield tradespeople to install and maintain your system and workshops strategically located throughout Queensland should any repairs be required. Below are the brands we supply to complete a successful installation.

World Class Brands

Dowdens supplies and services the world's best brands to suit all your bore and well requirements, including:

 

Groundwater Solutions delivered

  • Solar Powered Residential Bore Pumps
  • Solar Powered Agricultural Bore Pumps
  • Mining Bore Pumps
  • Underground Pumping Stations
  • Dewatering Pods & Fish Tanks
  • Skid Pumps
  • Containerised Chlorine Dosing Systems
  • Water Treatment Plants
 

Our Capabilities

Solutions Engineering

Our experienced Solutions Engineering team can offer a range of services including design, manufacture, installation and servicing of all equipment and systems. Our groundwater solutions are adaptable, taking into account that customer requirements change with industry regulations and expectations.

EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction)

Have a large project coming up? Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment’s EPC Engineering, Procurement and Construction team will carry out the detailed engineering design of the project and procure all the equipment and materials necessary. The EPC Project Team will manage at the site to deliver facilities or systems to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

If you are looking for a solution for your next pumping, irrigation, water or sewage treatment challenge, please contact us or follow the links below for more information about our capabilities.

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Industry Experience

As Queensland’s leading pumping and water treatment organisation, we have the capabilities and expertise to provide our customers with purpose engineered solutions, which ensure greater productivity.

We understand the requirements to deliver quality products and market-leading solutions that are cost-effective and provide minimal downtime If an issue does arise, we have qualified, experienced infield and workshop based tradespeople to get you up and running.

 
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