For centuries, people have relied on boreholes as a source of water. In Australia, the reliance has been growing over the years. Bore holes are an excellent alternative to the municipal water supply. Notably, one of the most significant benefits of bore water drilling is self-sufficiency. While municipal councils have improved the mains water supply, boreholes help reduce reliance on piped water. This article highlights ways borehole drilling improves self-sufficiency.