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Description - Figure 2 - Dug or Bored Well

Cross-sectional view of a dug/bored well that illustrates its different components including the well cap, the annular seal, and the casing.

The diameter of the dug/bored well is approximately 60 to 120 centimetres.

The depth varies between dug wells and bored wells, ranging from 3 to 9 meters for dug wells, and 9 to 15 meters for bored wells.