How much does a well cost?

DIGDEEP plans and executes a number of water projects, not just wells. Costs can vary greatly depending on technology, geographical location, local infrastructure and national regulations. For example, while a deep bore well in South Sudan costs around $7,500, projects intended to benefit a similarly-sized population in the US can cost millions of dollars.

The estimated cost of a project includes research and permitting, construction, labor, follow-up and sanitation, hygiene and human rights training. Local communities always bear part of this cost, either through cash or in-kind contributions.

DIGDEEP reports the cost of each of our water projects in each project report we send to donors. See a sample report >

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