Saw a responder here earlier today who said their water WELL was a horizontal hole in a rock face - how does that even work?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
taps into an aquifer layer [likely a tilted one] inside the hillside
- M JohnsonLv 69 months ago
Underground rivers are at the bottom of a hill, Drill horizontal to access.
- BillLv 69 months ago
many early miners were drowned when they drilled into an under ground stream
it is possible that the well is drilled into a rock face that has a stream somehere behind it or the drilling was following a spring that ran down the side of the rocks
- Karen LLv 79 months ago
Yes, I saw that too. Most interesting. I'd guess that the well collects the water that trickles down through the rock. You could probably get the same water out of the ground after it has trickled all the way through the rock and then into the ground, but I bet you'd have to drill a much deeper and more expensive hole.
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- CLv 79 months ago
English may not be their first language. Plenty of languages make no distinction between a spring and a well so unless they had a specific reason to learn it wouldn't occur to them that the two are considered quite distinct in English. They probably meant a spring.
- AlexanderLv 79 months ago