He said that underground water table lowered and his own dug well
inside his home dried up due to lesser rainfall that winter and last summer.
(Miller 1982), the oldest known hand dug well
existing today is located in Pakistan and is dated at 3000 B.C.
'In the past, it took more time to water the farm through water extracted from the dug well
by donkeys and the diesel pump, and required labourers to bring water to the end corner of the farm,' he explained.
CHITRAL -- Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) completed some 16 dug well
of potable drinking water in different area of Chitral town.
Supply and installation of DN 2000 and 1500 dug wells
Locals in White Desert use donkey, camel and other animals to pull water from dug wells
Illegally dug wells
are found and closed down at the resort.
The people of KeteKrachidepend on either dug wells
or rain water for their domestic chores, but when the wells are dry and there are no rains, the people depend on the polluted water bodies, and these, Nana Besemura III said, could result in deadly water-borne diseases.
The Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) counts the main sources of drinking water in all provinces as tap water, hand pump, motor pump, dug wells
Various soil and water conservation practices including biological measures (forest, land cover), engineering measures (loose rock check dams, rainwater harvesting ponds, gabion netted structures, groundwater recharge through dug wells
, solar and gravity driven high efficiency irrigation systems), livelihood improvement interventions (fruit plants, off-season vegetables using tunnel farming, nursery raising, cereal crops) have been demonstrated at this site.
Drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells
established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for more than 50 years.
With regard to water supply projects in Jaffna -39 dug wells
and 108 repairing of dug wells
and 5 agro wells repairing of 77 agro wells and 12 water supply schemes are under implementation.