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A tube well
Posted by Brian Jones
12 April 2004 –
This is a shot of a typical tube well. Water is pumped from deep underground by a usually antiquated diesel pump which pushes it to a network of meticulously upkept channels that take the water over a wide area.
Issues arise over the over use of tube wells and the current practice in Pakistan of charging a flat rate for extraction which means that people keep the well going 24 hours 7 days a week. The water table is falling dramatically as people try to meet their needs.
It's important to point out that only a few people have access to the wells....
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