Where from people take water?
- from the rivers and streams,
- from lakes and other water reservoirs,
- from the earth – from wells.
What to do in order not to pollute the wells?
The principle is that the land near the well should be so formed that the surface water is always discharged from it. In doing so, even if there are any pollutants near the well they will be discharged along with water, keeping the well free from contamination.
The area around the well must be kept clean. If there is debris around the well, it should be removed.
Near the well one should not:
- keep the animals, in order to prevent their droppings entering the water,
- defecate or allow others to do so,
- dispose of dead or dying plants,
- fertilize the land,
- wash cars and machines,
- wash using detergents,
- throw away any chemicals,
- throw any objects into the well.
Where to locate wells?
In order for the well to bring healthy and tasty water, it is essential to think about it while planning the location from which drinking water is to be derived.
Wells that provide water for humans and animals should be located away from:
- human and animal cemeteries,
- staging points for animals,
- sites where people go when they need to relieve themselves,
- landfills with decaying plant and animal waste,
- areas where rain water run-off,
- staging points for machines and cars as well as any other places where oil derivatives may gather or get through,
- landfill sites.