water well

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water well

[′wȯd·ər ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well sunk to extract water from a zone of saturation.
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well, wellhole

well, 1: W
1. The clear vertical space about which a stair turns; a stairwell.
2. The open vertical space between walls in which a stair or elevator is constructed.
3. Any enclosed space of small area but of considerable height, as an air shaft. well, 4.See bored well, dug well, etc.
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He warned that unauthorised well digging has become an issue and it can cause ground water to dry up and also increase its salinity.
He said that they could meet up to 80 percent of the water needs, provided that unsystematic well digging does not expand to Al-Munasara District field that has been discovered recently and has 15 wells.
He added that in order to reduce the costs of digging wells and to avoid the empty promises of the well digging companies, the farmers dig wells on their own, but they cannot dig to the depth of 1,000 feet.