Open wells have a major role toplay in the artificial recharge ofground water.Rooftop rainwater and surfacewater flowing in stormwaterdrainscan be filtered; the silt removedand allowed to recharge the openwells.If you are building on a new sitedo not forget to consider diggingan open well. No, it need not belikethismagnificentstonestructure. It can be of RCC rings,only a metrein diameter andabout 6 metresdeepA magnificientopen well
First, the natural drainage flow channels (storm drains) should be identified. If there is no,artificial drainage channels should be created. The recharge well can be in the channel or offthe channel.The catchementarea has to be clean and unpolluted.
Recharge wellsfor stormwater
Concrete ring-wells of diameter ranging from 2 feet to 6 feet and depth of 20 feet to 30 feet store largevolumes of rainwater and recharge the groundwater under good hydrostatic pressure.The soil profile determines the water holding capacity and the depth of wells.Typicalgroundsection in Bangalore