shallow well

shallow well

[′shal·ō ′wel]
(hydrology)
A water well, generally dug up by hand or by excavating machinery, or put down by driving or boring, that taps the shallowest aquifer in the vicinity.
A well whose water level is shallow enough to permit use of a suction pump, the practical lift of which is taken as 22 feet (6.7 meters).
References in classic literature ?
The shallow wells that caught the surface seepage of the rain were filled with salt.
In a radio interview, she said a shallow well costs P25,000.
Due to the depth and structure of the shallow well, contamination with organic and inorganic compounds is a major concern [2]; contaminationwith chemical elements such as Pb, Cd, Cr, F, As, Cu and Mn can occur in such waters, with consequent health hazards to consumers.
In cold regions where roads are salted, sodium and chloride are markers that indicate roads and highways as sources of shallow well aquifer contamination.
This existing Vernon shallow well field provides stable, low decline, long life production with low operating costs and the potential for the drilling of over 150 additional wells with a very low risk of dry holes, stated the company.
* By-products of human activity in nonindustrial suburban and rural areas that have been found to impact shallow well aquifers include
"Folks who have deeper wells and adequate yields stand a better chance of going through a drought without having a problem than somebody who has a shallow well or a low-yield well."
This has caused a low recharge of surface water sources such as water pans, shallow wells and dams with most sources holding less than 50 percent of their capacities."This may last only up to the end of August in pastoral areas and September in the marginal and agro-pastoral areas compared to October normally.
The plan includes the provision of hybrid rice seeds, distribution of of inputs like fertilizers, construction of shallow wells and even direct cash assistance, he added.
The Meleiha development lease has successfully developed existing shallow wells in the Alam El Bueib Cretaceous formation, which contribute with about 6,000 boe/d to the Meleiha production.
Moreover, in the Meleiha development lease AGIBA has successfully continued a deepening campaign on existing shallow wells targeting the Alam El Bueib Cretaceous formation.
There is a lot of concentration on the existing shallow wells and boreholes which have water,' Kalmoy told the Star on phone