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A Road Side Water-Well, it is no more there. | by anandamoy
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A Road Side Water-Well, it is no more there.

At the time of independence, piped water was not available everywhere in India and the water wells and hand pumps were a common sight. But now wells are difficult to spot at least in Lucknow.


A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers. The well water is drawn by an electric submersible pump, a trash pump, a vertical turbine pump, a handpump or a mechanical pump (e.g. from a water-pumping windmill). It can also be drawn up using containers, such as buckets, that are raised mechanically or by hand.

Wells can vary greatly in depth, water volume and water quality. Well water typically contains more minerals in solution than surface water and may require treatment to soften the water by removing minerals such as arsenic, iron and manganese.~~~Wikipedia

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Taken on November 9, 2008