Permawell, is used to line hand-dug shallow wells of one meter diameter and depths of up to ten meters. Traditionally, rural communities have relied on hand-dug shallow wells for their water needs. Materials used to line these wells rust and erode in a short time, leading to water contamination and well collapse. In addition, concrete wells can take up to forty weeks to construct, using materials that are difficult to source and requiring a skilled mason.
Permawell is a simple construction of two semi-circular wells which are bolted together to make an open cylinder. can be installed in a few days by unskilled labor.