There's a good chance that the average Joe who had to dig a well in ancient Egypt probably did the work with his hands, a shovel, and a bucket. He would have kept digging until he reached the water table and water filled the bottom of the hole. Some wells are still dug by hand today, but more modern ...
Water Wells . Approximately 5,000 new water wells are constructed and 2,700 abandoned wells are sealed in Illinois each year.A major consideration in constructing these wells is to prevent contamination from the ground surface or shallow ground water, sewage disposal systems and other hazardous sources, from entering the well.
The Storm Pump® is a ruggedly built hand pump designed to be permanently mounted on your well in addition to your main, electrically powered, pump system. It is composed of NSF-approved materials, stainless steel and sched. 120 PVC with some small components of approved plastics.
Seasonal streams (and the sand they carry) are trapped by sub-surface dams, replenishing the water table and allowing for hand-dug wells. When climate change means drought, its effects are devastating for water resource management and food security.