Drawing upon the experience accumulated over five generations in the drilling and pump industry, Australian Groundwater Services provides bore testing, pump repairs and maintenance services, and pump equipment sales. Our Australian story began in the 1870s, with Frank Palmer who came out from England and settled in the Greenmount District of the Darling Downs. With a crowbar and shovel, Frank set up a well-sinking business and established water supplies across the region.
Jack, Frank’s son, continued the family business and upgraded to a steam-driven, horse-mobilised No.2 Southern Cross drilling rig which was later mounted on a Brockway truck. After serving in the Air Force during WWII, Jack’s son, Stan, followed his father’s design and made his own rig mounted on a 4×4 Blitz truck.
The father and son team operated two rigs and branched out into windmill repairs and pump equipment, the side of the business that Glen, Stan’s youngest son, concentrated on when he joined in the 1970s. Glen later branched out into bore testing with a new business name – Australian Groundwater Services Pty Ltd. – while maintaining the pump sales and repair side of the business.
- In 2003, we moved to Drayton, Toowoomba, with Glen’s oldest son and our current manager, Ben, joining in 2005. Continuing our focus on innovation to keep up-to-date and deliver specialist bore testing and deep bore pump services, we use the latest technology to provide comprehensive Flow Rate, Drawdown, Time and Water Temperature reports. Australian Groundwater Services:
- Operates a specially-designed rig which enables us to remove deep bore pumps on steel columns and carry out self-sufficient bore testing services.
- Provides professional services and quality workmanship, with all bore testing services 100% compliant with the Australia Standard Code of AS2368-1990
- Specialises in deep bores and mono bore pumps
We take pride in what we do and welcome all enquiries about our services. To speak with one of our specialists today about your requirements, please get in touch via our Contact page.