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Digging Wells In Africa

Views: 33     Author: Jennifer     Publish Time: 2019-01-16      Origin: +86 18817121511

Digging Wells In Africa

Complete water project in UgandaIt's hard to believe that more often than not, the clean water a developing community desperately needs is right underneath them. And it's amazing how a relativly small investment to get to it can make such a dramatic difference in so many lives. That's why we produce the PQWT water detector.

Below, you'll find information on the types of wells that can be built and a brief decription of the process.

For an in-depth look at our process, and how we work, read more about The Water Project Process here.


One size does not fit all

Finished Well


We get asked a lot about the cost to dig a well in Africa. It's a difficult question to answer though because Africa is a continent with wildly diverse geology and the water wells needed in each come in many varieties.


There are lots of ways to drill them and one size simply doesn't fit all. Let's take a look at some common projects to learn more abuot the challenges and costs involved.


Hand Dug and Dangerous

Hand Dug WellThe simplest wells have traditionally been hand dug. That's right...by hand. They can be fifty or more feet deep and are used when ground water is generally abundant. These wells are extremely dangerous to build and have cost many lives of unskilled laborers. They are also often left uncovered and easily contaminated. They aren't always an ideal solution, but when properly installed they can be quite effective.


Shallow Wells - Low Cost, Clean Water

Shallow Well RigAn example of one of our project sites is in Western Kenya, where we fund a young NGO known as The Bridge Water Project. Many of the drillers on this team have had experience deep in a hang dug wells.


Well Pump Installation Once the concrete pad is dry, the pump mechanism is carefully lowered into the hole and a hand pump is attached. The team makes note of how much water flows and ensures it is safe to drink.


First, a much larger drill rig, truck and crew are needed to actually drill the hole. It can take many days. And even dont know which point to drill. They dont have any expereience. And PQWT water detector can help them know the point to drill. The accuracy can be 90%.


Generally  only geological with a lot of experience can know the good place to drill. And PQWT can provide geologist service and 2 years warranty.


The PQWT water detector can help you reduce the cost and the risk.

Just choose PQWT water detector to find groundwater not a dream .