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Well Diggers in Sar-e Pul town

Posted by
Steven (Colorado, United States) on 30 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The man in dark shawar chemise is the digger working 20 metres or more below ground. The young woman pulls the load line with her donkey lifting the excavated soil to surface. The man in white empties the buckets at surface.

The cost of a well varies $50-100 depending on depth and the market. No water - no pay, though, is the rule. Sweet, year-round ground water is not widely found, so a well digger does not have an easy life and it is hazardous. The tree line in the background starts another neighbourhood supplied with water that flows past the foot of the trees. I couldn't find out why it was not shared with this neighbourhood in the time I had.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/140 second F/12.0 ISO 100 18 mm

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/140 second
F/12.0
ISO 100
18 mm