Manual Drilling: SHIPO method

Manual Drilling: SHIPO method

An option to make manual drilled tube wells is the so called SHIPO drill. Advantages compared to hand dug wells Is faster Can be cheaper in soils where a well needs to be completely lined. More water guarantee in dry season since it can drill deep into the aquifer Can...
Manual Drilling: Mzuzu

Manual Drilling: Mzuzu

In softer soils with water levels of 8 meter or less a tube well can also be made with a the Mzuzu drill using a Soil punch and bailer. Advantages compared to SHIPO drilling Is much cheaper Less tools and skills needed Easier to see the soil coming out Disadvantages...
Deepening Hand Dug Well: Well pipe

Deepening Hand Dug Well: Well pipe

When a well dries up in the dry season it can be made deeper with the so called Underlining method. With bricks or blocks one ring is made. A next ring is made underneath so the first ring stays in place.(does not go down like cement rings) In this way the well can be...
Deepening Hand Dug Well: Under Lining

Deepening Hand Dug Well: Under Lining

When a well dries up in the dry season it  can be made deeper with the so called Underlining method. With bricks or blocks one ring is made. A next ring is made underneath so the first ring stays in place.(does not go down like cement rings)  In this way the well can...