Wells e Locations
Artesian spring wells safely collect and distribute ground water. They are possible when the water table is at or near the earth’s surface. Spring boxes are constructed using masonry components which include a stone and gravel filter system and a short pipe that extends outward delivering a steady and consistent flow of safe clean water.
Hand Dug Well
Hand-dug wells are very effective in areas with a high water table within 60 feet of the earth’s surface. The opening takes 2-4 weeks to dig, and the entire community usually participates in construction. We line our well shafts from the bottom up with solid concrete culverts to insure safe clean drinking water for decades to come.
A well is drilled when the water table is not reachable by hand digging. A drill rig is brought in and used in this case and consequentially community participation is low. Drilled wells (sometimes called bore holes) often yield much more water than hand dug wells, but are also more costly to construct and maintain.