Pumps and Motors

  • We have 235 feet borewell at home and we use texmo compression motor to pump. We observed that the water is not pumped up to the water tank from past few days. We could see meagre water in tank even if motor is running for more than an hour. We already had a borewell with 90ft depth and since there ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 9 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • We have a borewell of 1120 ft and from the day we have installed motor excess sand coming out with water. Initally we had put 20 Hp pump and motor at 300 ft, delivery 3 inch but the pump got damaged in 7 days due to sand. Then we put new pump of 20 hp and that also got damaged after 10-12 days &...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 9 months 4 weeks agoread more
  • I have dug a 918 feet borewell. The motor is 5 HP 50 stages. Water tank is at 65 feet above ground level and total hose pipe length required is 1000 feet. Please advise me what is the optimal inner diameter of the hose pipe I need to use in the motor? One plumber is saying 1.25 inch some others are ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 10 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Vishwanath Srikantaiah, popularly known as the 'Rainman', has been in the news recently for his ambitious project to build one million recharge wells in Bengaluru. Given the dire situation we find ourselves in vis-à-vis water, the initiative could not have come at a better time. While Vishwanath h...
    priyadposted 10 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • The motor in my borewell got stuck and mechanic tried to pull it up using pulley but it didn’t worked. They used pressure pump also and declared it might be caused by landslide internally and it cannot be retrieved. It is a new bore and also mechanic mentioned that 4mm pipe might have been used an...
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  • Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) is organizing the Indian National Groundwater Conference (INGWC-2020) to discuss 'Groundwater Resources Management for Sustainable Development with the Special Emphasis on Coastal and Urban Environment’ at CWRDM, Koz...
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  • Diviner mentioned water table 250- 300 ft. Borewell depth = 500 feet. Dia. 6.5 inch. Strata weathered rock. During drilling no water seen. 1 day, water column height was 112 ft, 3 days: 156.5 ft, 4 days:192 ft, and 5 days: 220 ft. We would be happy to get 750 liters per shift x 2...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 1 week agoread more
  • If the water pump is not used for a long time, will it stop working? If so how often should I use the pump?
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 1 week agoread more
  • Hi, We live in triplicane Chennai, our previous borewell was 60 feet and water was good. My neighbor drilled bore for 200 feet then suddenly next day our borewell went dry and the problem starts, so we planned to drill new bore for 250 feet with same contractor who drilled bore for our neighbor. He...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 1 week agoread more
  • I dug a borewell 180 feets and received 2 inches of water at160 feets, however, when we fit the motor, only one inch of water came out. Would want to know the reason for this?
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Hi, My name is Govind and we drilled borewell 480 feets deep and we got water at 2.5 inches. Now we have to install the motor, which motor we need to install? Also, in our area low voltage problem is there please kindly help me.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Hi Sir, I have a 200 feet borewell. Water level at 20 feet. I need help to select motor for my borewell. Which is best submersible motor or compressor motor?
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 11 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Decentralised and communitarian efforts in soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, afforestation and renewable energy need extensive investment, if the human race is to survive the deepening water, food, energy and climate crises. Moreover, since these crises most affect the poor who ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 12 months 3 days agoread more
  • We dug about 500 ft deep borwell and found water but it was flowing under the ground and was of no use to us. Because of the water flow, we can't get water as we desire. What is a possible suggestion to this problem? Please help.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 2 weeks agoread more
  • I am from Chennai and live in an apartment with three blocks, for all the blocks submersible pump is installed and working fine. Two of blocks have no problem in pulling up the water but my block has problem in pulling up the water. The plumber informed us that the water level is low and the pump pu...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 2 weeks agoread more
  • I have drilled a new borewell and it is 240 feet. Yesterday I have installed a pump at 200 feet, I have found water at 140 feet but the pump got jammed. Please let me know what is the problem? Is it due to less water or sand problem?
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 3 weeks agoread more
  • I need to select a pump for my new borewell. It is 25 mtr in depth. I need to pump water for domestic purpose tank 10 mtr above ground. Which typ of pump will suit the purpose?
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 3 weeks agoread more
  • We have a borewell of 200 feet, 4.5 inch dia. Couple of years back one submersible motor got stuck at 180 feet while removing for repair. The bore mechanic was not able to remove it, so we bought another submersible motor and installed it above the existing motor at 180 feet. Now we want to re-drill...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 4 weeks agoread more
  • Recently, I had dug a borewell of 270 feet and I want to place the water tank on top of my two storeyed building, so I request you to suggest me a good submersible pump for domestic use.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 1 month agoread more
  • I got 2 inches of water at 70 feet, then while drilling we found only soil, no rocks up to 200 feet. During this time the 2 inch water also disappeared. We drilled up to 320 feet, at 290 feet again we got 3 inch of water with muddy color. Then we stopped at 320 feet. After that we fitted pump & ...
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The Karnataka Jnana Aayoga (KJA) set up a Task Group to draft a new water policy for Karnataka in December 2017 and the report is now in public domain. What are the suggestions that the report makes?

The water crisis in Karnataka has not only led to severe agrarian distress in the eastern plains region but also created an acute shortage of domestic water, in both rural and urban areas. The 21st century has seen significant changes in demography, economy and agriculture, increasing the demand for water in the state. Expanding irrigation and urbanisation, possibly have also had a negative impact on river basins and water conflicts are seeing a rise in the state. All these developments have substantially complicated and aggravated the water challenges in Karnataka.

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Gujarat shows good groundwater storage while Rajasthan shows severe groundwater depletion, inspite of both states in western India receiving good rainfall. Why is this so?

India, a groundwater stressed country

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I have borewell, around 300 ft depth, which s being used from past five years.1 HP submersible pump is fitted, but suddenly the motor is running and water is not pumping out to tank, is there any dryness of well? What would be the reason and what steps I need to take to resolve this problem.

Regards Malik

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Borewell is drilled till 280ft. Got water at 90ft, however, after 110 ft got sand up to 160ft after that there is rock. Casing is up to 119ft. Now the motor pump is at 150ft. Getting to much sandy water. After few hours water is not coming, but the motor continues to run. This is happening again and again. What is the solution?

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We have a new borewell with 300 feet depth and 4.5 inch dia. Need suggestion on submersible pumpset to pull water to groundfloor + three floors With 3 inch dia and 1.5 HP.

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I need help for setting up subsidised solar irrigation pump. What are the requirements for the process? Where should I contact and whom?

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Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.

Pune continues to face a water crisis every summer despite having sufficient water, thanks to its geographical location and plentiful natural water assets. While enough of its water needs are taken care of by water supply from the Khadakwasla dam, the use of groundwater to meet the needs of the population continues to increase.

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The borewell in our house is 4 years old. From a few months since there were no rains in Bengaluru we had not used the borewell. Recently, when the borewell was turned on, there was a burning smell . When checked with the plumber, he said that the silt/mud from the water has all settled up near the motor which is not allowing to pump the water up. He also suggested to remove the silt, check the motor and fix it back. He said the charges for all this would be around Rs.15,000. Is this a genuine case of silt collecting near the motor? What can be done to fix this? Please suggest.

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The recently concluded 4 day conference in Bangalore looked at the current state of global water resource challenges & future pathways to achieve the SDGs, while ensuring equity in access to all.

The Water Future Conference in Bangalore last week, saw many from the scientific community, academia, research, civil society and the media come together to discuss the state of water resources across the world and in India, as well as future pathways and scenarios, and different technological and institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of the water SDGs and the 2030 Agenda targets, leaving no one behind.

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I have a farm in West Bengal, Purulia and we have dug a borewell of 720 feet and an 8-inch diameter. The entire bore is through stone so the casing could only be provided till 10 feet and we hit water at around 550 feet and gushing water at 650 so the bore was only possible till 720. We have made an overhead tank at 20 feet above ground, please suggest an optimum pumping solution and depth at which it should be hung.

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