News & Notes 691:On Wells

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18 March 2017



On Wells


Do you know where your water comes from? It seems like a simple question, but perhaps it’s not that easy to answer. Those of you in the Residential Zone might think that you know – but do you know how many wells there are in the RZ? From which one does your water come?

Wells are a big topic in the work we do. We’re currently starting from the ground level and simply trying to determine the number of wells that exist in Auroville. In 2006, 253 wells were recorded, however, since then data collection hasn’t been consistent, and applications for new borewells only started last year. We are trying our best to collect information on all wells (in use or not) within each community.

So why is it important to know how many wells exist here? Let’s talk about that next week.

In the meantime, can you help us? We want to hear from you. Send us an email and let us know the following:

  • Your Name:
  • Your Community:
  • Where does your water come from?
  • How many wells do you have in your community?

We’re going to compare what you send us with the data we have. Then it’s all going to be published for you on our upcoming website – so that you can see it too. This World Water Day, March 22nd, learn where your water comes from, and then be a part of the process and give us a hand.


Email us at: watergroup (at) auroville.org.in
The Water Group