Artesian well, 1841

#Picture Number ST196

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an artesian well, constructed in 1841. From a barn-like structure rises a scaffolding tower. A pipe runs up the centre of it, and at the top water gushes into a large vessel. On the ground are heaps of timber with which to finish building the tower. An artesian well is a well drilled into an artesian aquifer, ie one confined between impermeable rocks, which causes positive pressure so that the water rises.