Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 184

Full Length Research Paper

A simple mechanical device for the measurement of discharge in a tubewell

Samanpreet Kaur1*, Rajan Aggarwal1, Satvinder Singh2 and Harjit Singh Gulati1
  1Department of Soil and Water Engineering PAU, Ludhiana – 141004, India. 2Zonal Research Station for Kandi Area, Ballowal Saunkhri, Distt Nawanshaher, India.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - E492A1210543
  • Vol.2(6), pp. 111-117, June 2010
  •  Accepted: 24 May 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



About 85% of the total water resources are utilized in agriculture. Agriculture is more dependent upon groundwater resources. It is important to know the accurate discharge of the tubewell so that required amount of water may be applied to the field. Presently, Co-ordinate method is the most common method used to measure tubewell discharge, but this is not very accurate. Therefore, to overcome the limitations, an orifice bucket was fabricated and calibrated. It was found that orifices of diameter 11.3, 10, 7.5 and 5 cm measured discharges ranging from 15 -20, 10 -15, 5 -10 and 1 - 5 lps, respectively.


Key words: Tube well discharge, water measurement, orifice bucket

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