Groundwater

  • I stay in west side of Pune (Maharashtra). Area name is Mundhwa. Few weeks back I have done a borewell at my house. At around 180 feet we hit some water (some reddish rock). It was very minimal quantity. Still we went ahead and digged till 290 feet. Now the yield from that borewell is around 500 lit...
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  • Can any one advise the Geologist Consultation firm address in chennai to check  the problem of the borewell condition and rectify the problem as it draws fine sand along with water.
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  • While filling the bore well water overhead tank,fine dust (mud) comes along with the water intermitently ie the clear water and after few minutes water mixed with fine sand,finer than talcum powder may be less than 1 micron size.I checked the total suspended solids of the bore well water in way of t...
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  • We are trying to determine how ground water quality is affected by underground petrol tank leakage in India, particularly MBTE leakage.  Any information on regulation of petrol tanks  at petrol stations and frequency of insepection would be appreciatedDouglas Smith,ddsmith@utsa.edu
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  • HiI am satya having my office in peenya industrial estate in Bangalore. Even though, I am aware that water source from borewells in and around peenya is just average, I took a chance and dug a borewell today. Unfortunately the water is yellowish in colour, luckily there is no smell. Can anyone help ...
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  • Can any body give me Geologist Consultation Firm in Bangalore. i need to ask borewell to be check, its pulling less waterNagarajnagarajajp@gmail.com Answer from Water Portal:The Geological Society of India has its office at Bangalore and may be able to help you -- 26522943; Email: gsocind@bgl.v...
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  • I live in Bhopal and use drinking water from our borewell having 270 Ft(approx) depth. We have installed a UV purifier directly to borewell line. Is it okay to have the water inlet directly from bore connection. Are there any problems due to the force of the water that enters the equipment...
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  • I have the following water parameters in bore well. In our flat there are 90 appartments. we need to use for gneral use like softener water. wheather this water will treat by softener or not. what will be the permessible limit of total hardness for softener versus TDS. I got some quote. we need to f...
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  • My neighbor is digging a bore well. The bore well contractor went for fast rigging by a lorry. But it was not successful after few hours, he advised to go for “Slow Rig” and the slow rig is digging right now and it went down upto 120 feet and the Bore well contractor says that it should hit hard...
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  • What exactly is a Persian wheel? Also known as Rahat (in Urdu), it's a simple water lifting device, where a number of small pots are attached to a long chain. Two gear wheels make up the system and as the first one is revolved, the pots each dip and swallow water from the well and soon after pour...
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  • How can I identify groundwater points/location for drilling borewell; as well the approximate depth ?  I want to drill a at Bangalore Rural Nelamangala area. Water diviners use sticks, copper ring, coconut etc., to identify the source. Which of these is reliable and believable. Is there a ...
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  • 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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I am Chakrayapet Mandal in Kadapa district. Back in 1986 I dug a borewell and it was working for 5 years, after that my neighbour dug a bore at a distance of 25 meters and after that I lost the water in my bore. Now I want to dig a new one at a distance of 120 meters but my neighbour did not accept this and has lodged a complaint with the MRO office. Please send me the correct information regarding the distance to be maintained between adjacent borewells.

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We have a college in Nelamangala in Karnataka, where we have already drilled 7 borewells each more than 1000 feet.  Out of these only 2 are working with a minimum water source of about 1/2 inch according to the mechanic. I want to drill one more bore well now. I want to adopt a scientific approach to make an assessment of underground water and then arrive at the point that will yield atleast 2 inches of water.  Is there anyone who can help me in this regard.

 

Dr.R.Muralidhar
Surgeon,
Chairman of Jupiter College of Nursing

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Recently we dug a borewell and the water was tested, the TDS level was 265  which was measerd by an aquagaurd salesman and according to him the water is not safe to drink. He suggested using an RO purifier, now my question is whether the water from the borewell is safe to drink or whether i should go for RO purifier. Kindly give suggestion and suitable answer.

 

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Hi,

I am form south Bangalore and we recently dug a borewell. I need help with regard to certain matters and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Borewell total depth: 95 feet Water found at : 53 feet. At 90 feet the driller said that there is sand just like in the river bed and stopped at 95 feet. Water Yield: 2 inches. Can you please clarify the following:

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A consultation meeting was held by the India Water Partnership on “Climate change adaptation in water management for food security: Recent developments in India”.

The meeting held on 22nd November, 2012 at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi was followed by a discussion which included comments and suggestions of the experts and participants. The meeting was chaired by Prof. S R Hashim, President, India Water Partnership who was accompanied by Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Adviser & Head, Climate Change Programme, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Dr.

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The APWELL project sought to improve agricultural production through controlled groundwater exploitation by the means of nearly 3,500 wells and irrigation systems. The project acknowledged the risk of over-exploitation of groundwater.Part of the solution was to only permit wells in areas that were not already over-exploited. Recharge of groundwater and increasing irrigation efficiency were also implemented.

Preventing groundwater abuse depends on the users' knowledge of what constitutes this over-exploitation and abuse, and why it is undesirable. The success of APWELL, therefore, depends on participatory hydrological monitoring in which the users were trained in basic hydrology and charged with monitoring the hydrological balance of the watershed. In addition to quantity, APWELL has also been focusing on drinking quality, as the project found that many farmers depend on irrigation borewells  for their  drinking water.

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The newsroundup this week informs of reducing water level in the Cauvery basin, pollution of rivers in Odisha, Punjab and Kerala, green signal given by the cabinet to the land aquisition bill and the decision made by the Karnataka government for the need to seek permission from the water board for drilling borewells or dugwells in Bangalore city

Ajit Pawar reinstated as deputy CM of Maharashtra  

Ajit Pawar reinstated as deputy Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra, in spite of his name figuring in a multi-crore irrigation scam during his tenure as the state’s water resources minister from 1999 to 2009. Resenting the reinstatement of Ajit Pawar, the opposition boycott tea session hosted by the Chief Minister.

Water-level in the Krishnaraja Sagar plummeting steeply

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Hi,

We are planning to start construction of independent house in Sholinganallur, Chennai. When we did a test of the borewell water the taste was found to be very salty at 25 Ft and 50 Ft. What options are available to remove salt content in the water?

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Dear Sir,

We have a borewell in our constructed house in Mailardevpally Village, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad. We rely only on the borewell water for daily needs. In October 2011, we got the water tested from Vision Lab and were told that the water is not suitable for drinking. I seek advice and suggestions from the experts for the following questions:

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Sir,

I have drilled 12 borewell in Banavikallu, Kudligi taluk, Bellary district, out of which only 2 is working. I have lost a lot money on these, nearly 3 lakhs. Need help with finding a new borewell point. My mail id is: bsmanjunath123@gmail.com

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