Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Photos: Surveying for a Shallow Well

Initial Reconnaisance - examining the general location of the village, soil & rock exposures, existing water sources etc   

Discussion - An important part of the surveying process is to talk with people in the village to get their views and opinions, learn from them, ask for their help, support and contributions to the project.

Hand Auger - Augering down through the ground, to examine the soil structure.

Examination of the soil to assess its properties (such as permeability etc),

1.5m of soil, into low permeability clays. In this location the clay persisted for several metres making the site unsuitable for a shallow well.