open well

open well

[′ō·pən ′wel]
(civil engineering)
A well whose diameter is great enough (1 meter or more) for a person to descend to the water level.
An artificial pond filling a large excavation in the zone of saturation up to the water table.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

open well

A floor opening, a series of such openings, or an atrium of two or more stories that does not meet code requirements (with respect to enclosure) for a covered shaft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 28-year-old Saudi citizen fell to his death in an open well near a village in Makkah on Tuesday night in a rare accident.
We need a permanent solution to this problem," said Mr Abubakar.A spot-check by the Nation also established that residents of Lamu Old Town, Shella, Manda, Kashmir, Bombay, India and Wiyoni have been forced to use untreated water from open wells in the town which poses a health risk.
About 32 drinking water samples from different sources including hand pumps, open wells, and tap water in Lakharai village, north of University of Peshawar.
Providence Resources boss Tony O'Reilly Jnr said the exploration firm was saved by a [euro]66million fundraising round last month and as part of the deal they must open wells in the Atlantic.
When the residents' main sources of water, such as open wells, dried out, they started to look for other sources, but unfortunately, some were rivers that were not fit for drinking, she said.
The carnivores also meet watery grave in open wells.
The committee sealed off 107 unclaimed open wells this month, while the owners of more than 64 wells have promised to seal off their wells." The committee embarked on the second phase of this initiative in line with directives issued by Madinah Gov.
It should be noted that outside their homes, they should prevent children from swimming in open wells and swamps.
Twenty-one lions have died over the last five years after falling into open wells in the park, raising questions about the safety of the wild animals and the conservation system in the 540-square-mile sanctuary.
If the melting equipment and facilities permit, all ingot should be preheated to a minimum of 400F (204C) by staging the material over open wells or on furnace ledges before introducing it to a molten bath.