Wells Monitoring (Manual and Automatic Piezometer

Manual- Using tape with a sensor

Timings: The person assigned the job of monitoring collects the readings in three slots.

1. Between 6 am to 7 am till about 9 am to 10 am.
2. Between 11 am and 1 pm
3. Between 2 pm and 5 pm

Things required:
• Notebook
• Pen
• Measuring tape
• Vehicle for movement

• The monitoring should happen in coordination with the community members/ care taker (assigned by the person in charge from within the community). There should be a clear communication from monitor side as to which days the monitoring of a well has to happen and at around what time so that it can be made sure that the pump is not turned on before monitoring. In case a pump was turned on in a well, the monitor should have a gap of about 5 hours on the same day before going again for monitoring.
• The monitor should have contact numbers of the person in charge/ care taker for any communication.
• If the monitoring is stopped for any reason at any point, the monitor should communicate the same to the person concerned.
• The monitor shall take responsibility to inform any kind of changes in a well in terms of its functioning etc.
• The monitor should report to the CSR Geomatics Team who has responsibility to publish data.
• The monitor published the data to the website and works with the geomatics team.

A master file is maintained with the records of the wells from the field. It is updated when a new well is located. The following set of information are filled out in the Masterfile.

Well type
1. Open
2. Borewell
3. Dug cum borewell

Well status
1. In use
2. Not in use
3. Closed

Pump Status
1. Functioning
2. Not functioning

Pump Automation
1. Manual
2. Automatic

  • Non-accessibility factors*
    1. Dogs
    2. Heavy slab
    3. Narrow casing
    4. enclosed/locked
    5. permission

Data Matching Accuracy (reconnecting with harvest wells data)
1. High
2. Medium
3. Low

Well coordinates
For a new well, coordinates of the well position are taken on a mobile GPS.
Person In charge
For communication purpose, contact the person in charge as recorded in directory.

Automatic- Piezometer (by bala, to be edited)

The calibrations and setting are already done by Azha
The piezometer is taken to the site of unused well. First the depth and Water level is checked manually using water meter
Then the sensor of the piezometer is inserted into the well 1m above the bottom of the well, so the sensor does not get affected from mud or water inside
The sensor sends the data to an electronic board which translates the signal into the proper output, and then it sends the signal to the transmitting device above, on the ground surface. The transmitter then sends it to the receiver at CSR, the signal is then routed to Talam office through Interneet, enters the software and the reading is processed.
The piezometer sometimes does not have proper signal and so it would not be able to send it