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26 December, 17:15

Explain the reasons for abandoning a well.

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  1. 26 December, 18:01
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    An Abandoned well is well no longer in use or in such a state of despair that ground water can no longer be pumped out of it in useable quantity.

    Following are few reasons for abandoning wells:

    1. When the level ground water level falls down the well becomes redundant. And in recent times the ground water level has fallen to appreciable magnitude.

    2. Wells represent potential conduits or pathways for surface contaminants to reach ground water supply. The ground water contamination at your well is likely to show up in municipal water supply.

    3. Moreover, if the well is unused it can cause physical hazard to people and animals living nearby. As these well grow vegetation around them thus hiding their hole.
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