Boreholes and Hand-dug/Shallow wells

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Boreholes and hand dug wells

Ground water is generally considered safe for drinking and at PaCT, we construct them for community members by drilling using the rig until the aquifers are reached, the hole is cased with PVC casings and they are installed with riser mains and U3 hand pumps.

Our aim is to drill new ones and restore or rehabilitated the broken ones because of the abundant ground water of relatively good quality, however this is an expensive technology due to the machineries involved. we also construct hand dug wells and these are excavated by hands, usually between 10 – 15 meters deep, lined with culverts and installed with a U3 hand pump