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  • Hand dug well

    Posted by Brian Jones

    1 December 2003 – handugwell (83k image)

    Where do you get water from? Well the majority gather it from rivers or springs, both of which are 'unprotected' water sources and are often highly contaminated. Some people have access to wells and this is an example of a hand dug well of around 30 m deep. The well has been capped and a large clay pot used to form the mouth. The woman is dropping a long rope with a tin can on the end to pull up water which has to meet the drinking, cooking, washing and cleaning needs of her family.

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