Cleaning contaminated old open wells – Bangalore

May 21, 2011

We really need help for queries like these that I received today

I am regular reader of your column in The Hindu, I have a query about open type well.
We have at our house in Hanumanthanagar, Bangalore-19. Open Type well around 50 years old.  Water quality was very good, recently drainage water started seeping in. we took up with BWSSB and arrested this seepage.  New Drainage lines were also laid for the whole road, now that the leakage has been stopped I want to Clean up the well for our use. Please advise how to carry out the cleaning and suggest anybody who is doing such work.
Ramaprasad Sameer


  1. Dear Ramaprasad,

    Did you get this resolved? I have a similar need and wanted to know how you went about.


  2. I have a hand digged open well around 40 years old. The drainage water is seeping in & the water is getting contaminated. How to solve this problem. Please, suggest me any person regarding this

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