Groundwater

  • My name is T.S.Prasad I would like to know about  how to control silt entrance in to infiltration wells during floods  and how to protect the area around the Infiltration wells  against scour and also illegal quarrying.
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  • I am living near calicut . My house construction is going on and it is at the final stage now. My problem is with the well water. The well was constructed 2 years back. since construction I am very much upset about the color of the water . It is slightly blackish in colour. some times the color turn...
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  • This is a photograph of water recharging done around a water source (like borewell). This is being implemented in some primary schools of the area. Sanjay Chauhan, the person behind this initiative says: "I have just excavated the land (1mtr x 1mtr), filled big pieces of bricks up to 10 inches at th...
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  • Our borewell contains mud in it. The borewell was dug 6 months back and we were kind of hoping we shall get pure water after some time. Is there any way to get rid of the mud in the borewell water and get pure water?
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  • I live in Chennai (Purasawalkam). I have a borewell in my residence which is about 130 feet deep. This was comissioned in 2004. In the recent years (specifically after August 2006), the quality of water degrades immediately after rains and settles down after the rain stops. The water lathers with f...
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  • What are the different legal issues relating to ground-water in India?bhakuparksuidheh@hotmail.com
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  • Is there any rule specifing the distance between open wells / bore wells and Septic tankI.M. Kariappakariappa.im@saint-gobain.com
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  • C.P. Kumar of the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee provides a list of web communities on hydrology: 1. Hydrology Forum (Topica) This list aims to provide a forum for discussion of scientific research in all aspects of Hydrology including hydrologic design, surface water analysis and modell...
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  • We are constructing our house. Plot size is 40x60ft. Definitely we are constructing a septic tank. Now we want to do a bore well also.  Due to lack of space we are not able to increase the gap between them,  it is around 5 feet. People are saying - "don't make the bore well near the s...
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  • (Image taken from the NASA page mentioned below) Several African basins, such as the Congo, Zambezi and Nile, show significant drying over the past five years. In the United States, the Mississippi and Colorado River basins show water storage increases during that time. Such information is vit...
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  • In a remote place in Africa(Niger) , lack of access to water is a major problem. A NGO has started to target this issue by building bore wells. Shallow wells in this area has failed previously. Now they are building borewells with depth between 250 mts - 300 mts. using steel tubes. Depending on the ...
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  • In July 2007 India Water Portal collaborated with Chitradurga All India Radio (AIR) station (FM 102.6MHz) to produce and broadcast programs related to rainwater harvesting and ground water management. This activity was part of the 'offline' dissemination program of the Water Portal , i.e. creating a...
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  • Mr. R.V. Rama Mohan of Center for World Solidarity has come up with freeware (an Excel spreadsheet) to calculate the groundwater extraction vs. recharge in an area. He has made the software available to the public and is soliciting feedback.Comments may be sent to rvrm2@yahoo.com and we would also b...
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  • There is a well in my newly purchased propert in Cochin, Kakkand. This is being used by the neighbourhood as their drinking water source. Now I am planning to construct a 12 unit flat. I would like to know what kind of filter I should use and what will be the costsVinod Menonkrvmenon@gmail.com
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  • We have a open well 10 meters diameter & 15 meters depth built with stone blocks near Bangalore. There is a bore-well in the middle of the open well. In summer there is no water in the open well , we get water from the bore well. Is there any method to line the open well & do rainwater harve...
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  • Why do wells not overflow when rivers get flooded and reservoirs/tanks overflow under the influence of heavy rains?C.M.Devicmdevi85@yahoo.com
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  • The September 2007 report of the Expert Group on "Ground Water Management and Ownership" of the Planning Commission is available from the Commission. The report looks primarily at the problem of rural depletion of groundwater and feasibility and necessity of changing groundwater law.You can get the ...
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  • The borewell water in our flats seems to have been contaminated with sewage water. Our flats is equipped with a septic tank and an additional soak pit to take care of additional flow of sewage water. Recently we added one more soak pit, which was almost near our borewell (approx. 5 to 7 feet differe...
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  • What are the sustainability risks for businesses which use a lot of ground water - the risks from neighbourhood communities, activisits, shareholders in India, global shareholders, media, NGOs ? Can you share some examples where companies had to stop the operations ?Sanjay BapatIndianNGOs.com, Thane
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  • Groundwater - India's Water Lifeline needs urgent interventionGovt is non serious about the crisisGovernment's own figures show that Groundwater is India's water lifeline. That lifeline is crisis situation and needs urgent intervention. However, even as the first National Groundwater Congress meets ...
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We have dug well in Purandar taluka, Pune District where generally we get inadequate rains. Hence we need to store water and use it judiciously for agriculture as well as drinking . We need your advice as to how we should preserve it by adding any oil/chemical/any material so that it can be used for agriculture purpose. We also have the facility to store 20,000 litres in addition to well water.Please also let us know how should we purify it and use for human and animal consumption.

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This report presents the impact of the work done by CHIRAG in the Kumaon region on recharging of springs

CHIRAG has been working in the Kumaon area for the last 25 years, and is working on recharge springs. This report presents a study of the impact of this programme on 5 such springs.

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Hi
I had a borewell drilled on 12th Sept 2012 but there seems to be problems with regard to frequent blocking of pump due to silt accumalation. I got the pump cleaned once, reduced the depth of the pump location and reinstalled. But the problem still continues.

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Could you send anyone who can help me to find right place for dug well in Iduki dist in Kerala?

Thanks,

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Hi,

We dug a borewell upto 700 ft in Bangalore, got rock at 23 ft, borewell is in use for the past 8 months. We would get muddy water whenever it rains for the first few minutes and clear water after that.

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This study highlights the impact of solid wastes generated in Delhi on the surrounding environment including water sources

The solid wastes of Delhi, the largest municipal solid waste generator in the country with a production of about 7000 metric tonnes a day is dumped at three landfill sites, namely Bhalaswa, Ghazipur and Okhla. The increasing quantity of solid wastes is a matter of concern and studies indicate that solid waste disposal does not generally take proper care for the protection of surrounding environment.

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Hi,
I live in Chennai in a flat. The dimensions are 300 ft length and 80 ft width. We have the same amount of open space at the backside of our flat. Our bore is situated 2ft from that open space. Apart from that space we also have 300ft x 16ft road in the front side of the flat. Even after having this much of open space (note: all open space have compound walls and water drain into the soil and does not drain out) we still face water problem in the bore. My question is : If we do rain water harvesting will it be helpful. Please clear my query.

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The borewell in our apartment is contaminated. I wanted to understand if there is any means through which this water can be purified for atleast domestic use like washing, kitchen and bathroom purposes. The water is slight yellowish in color and has a bad smell.

I have gone through various queries regarding borewell contamination, but nothing suits this problem. There is no septic tank near by the borewell. The ground water table is itself contaminated. Near to my apartment another person dug a borewell which also has the same contaminted water.

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Hello Sir,

We are living in an apartment. We have a well in our compound. We are planning to dump all the water that gets collected on the terrance, when rains, into the well. Please let me know if we can do that or not? We don't use that well water for drinking purpose.

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