This practical manual brings together a wide range of techniques required to develop groundwater for community water supplies.
|Title||Developing groundwater : a guide for rural water supply|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||MacDonald, A, Davies, J, Calow, R, Chilton, J|
|Pagination||xx, 358 p. : 28 boxes, 129 fig., 47 plates, 38 tab.|
|Publisher||Practical Action Publishing|
|Place Published||Rugby, UK|
|Keywords||boreholes, design, groundwater exploration, hydrogeology, manuals, well construction|
In many rural areas, groundwater is the only feasible way of providing safe, reliable water supplies. However, developing groundwater is not always straightforward. More attention needs to be paid to finding and developing groundwater in a sustainable, cost-effective and participatory manner. This practical manual brings together a wide range of techniques required to develop groundwater for community water supplies. It gives information on effective techniques for siting wells and boreholes, assessing the sustainability of sources, constructing and testing the yield of boreholes and wells, and monitoring groundwater quality. The authors set the technical aspects of rural water supply within their socio-economic context, so that both community concerns as well as purely engineering questions are covered.