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  • A tube well

    Posted by Brian Jones

    12 April 2004 – Tubewell (76k image)

    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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