Abandoned Tube-well Survey Form

abandoned or defunct tube-wells are excellent resources for ground water recharge

An abandoned tubewell because it does not yield water any more is not something to be looked down upon. It is an excellent water asset that can be used for ground water recharge.

As, we have maintained, rain is the only source of water. And the truth is that nature gives us more water than our requirement by way of rain. However, we still have shortage of water because we let the rain water go waste – in most cases it flows into drains and eventually ends up outside the limits of the city or village. It is the water that could have been recharged to the ground to augment the depleting ground water level of the area. In other words, rain water harvesting (RWH) would help us make communities water secure.

Rain water harvesting is cost intensive and one of its key yet costly component is the recharge bore-well. A tube-well which is defunct and hence abandoned is therefore a very useful water asset that can be easily used to make a rain water harvesting system. The challenge is to identify such defunct tube-wells.

This abandoned tube-well survey form will help us do the following:

  1. Understand the current ground water level in the area.
  2. A list of ready water asset that can be easily converted into a rain water harvesting structure .

We will also over time plot the locations of the abandoned tube-wells on a GIS map which will help us all plan for the water security of the area.

We also request you to share this page with your friends, colleagues and relative and also on your social media pages to help us reach as many water conservation enthusiasts as possible so that we are able to plan water conservation initiatives in more areas to make communities water secure.

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