Portland Water Supply Engineers

We Provide Essential Drilling and Water Infrastructure Services to Portland Victoria Australia & Surrounding Areas


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With over 90 years combined experience in drilling and water technology, Mel & Barry Bartlett at Portland Water Supply Engineers are your best choice when you need water to work for you.

We provide professional drilling and pump services for industrial and private customers and are distributors of most well-known pumping equipment and generators. We have recently added a Ditch Witch to our equipment to aid electrical and poly-pipe laying.

Our Services

With our own multi-purpose drill rig based right here in the south-west, we provide both industrial and private customers with a range of drilling services for almost any application.

We have worked for such clients as Portland Aluminium and the Glenelg Shire providing site investigation, monitoring and water acquisition bores and more.

We also provide beginning to end services including pump selection, installation and maintenance work, as well as water storage solutions including water collection and storage tanks, windmills, wind turbines and more.

Water Specialists

We Drill It, Pump It & Store It

  • Water drilling, geotech drilling, etc
  • Drilling Site Investigation Bores
  • Drilling and Installation of Cathodic Protection
  • Site Assessments
  • Groundwater Monitoring Bores
  • Design Water Well Construction Methods
  • Worked in with most geo-tech engineers
  • Bore Pump Testing
  • Water Sampling and Analysis
  • Installation Fire Service Equipment
  • Design Water Well Construction Methods
  • Specifications prepared for pumping systems
  • Installation of all pumping systems
  • Service and Maintenance of all pumping systems
  • Service / Installation Water Purification Systems

Signature Process

• Water drilling
• Geo-Tech drilling
• Site investigation drilling
• Groundwater Monitoring Bores
• Pump sales
• Pump installations
• Solar pump solutions
• Water filtering equipment
And lots more…

About Us – Our History

The family owned and run business PWSE est 1975 and has a portfolio of 1000’s of successful drilling jobs throughout all of Western Victoria. PWSE is now run by Mel & Wife Judy, & Son Barry Bartlett.

Mel Bartlett started hand drilling at the age of 12 and has now been working in the industry going on 62 years. His Son, Barry Bartlett began his drilling career with his father at the age of 16 and has been in the business going on 29 years.

As an elected Councillor with the Town of Portland, City of Portland and Glenelg Shire and Waterboard Member, Mel Bartlett became heavily involved in establishing the deep geothermal bores in Portland and was elected Chairman of the Geothermal Committee on Council.

Mel was involved as Chairman in establishing a Geothermal Hot Bore Water system to supply Geothermal energy to most municipal buildings and other buildings, such as the Hospital, Police station, SES building etc in Portland, as a result Council won major environmental awards, at the same time saved the community over $300,000.00 per annum in heating costs, plus the energy was also sold to private enterprise, such as the Richmond Henty Hotel.

Mels experience as a Water Drilling Contractor for over 56 years provides a wealth of practical knowledge in the water industry. Mel contributed to the compiling of the Australian Standards for the Construction of Water Bores

Mel spent time overseas on ADIAB projects training the Tongan people to drill for water. Municipal Councils and Regional Water Authorities and Engineering Consultants regularily seek Mels advice when preparing specifications for drilling projects in the South West and Wimmera Mallee Regions of Victoria.

We Supply & Fit

We supply, fit and maintain a large range of pumps and fixtures to both industrial and private residences around and throughout South West Victoria. We predominantly use Davey pump products and accessories for bores and other water pumping applications.

Calpeda: www.calpeda.com.au | Finsbury: www.finsburypumps.com.au | Davey Water Products: www.davey.com.au | Onga Pumping Systems: www.onga.com.au | Varcoe Windmills: www.varcoewindmills.com.au | M&H Power products, gensets, wind generators | Clearbore: www.clearbore.com.au | We also stock a large range of plumbing fittings

Reach Us

Barry & Leonie Bartlett

487 Princes Highway
Bolwarra VIC 3305

P: (03) 5529 2365

M: 0427 080 370

pwse @ aussiebroadband.com.au

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