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Featured Article: Well

This page contains information about a typical Venetian well.

A well is a water system built by Venetians to collect and filter rain to be stored as freshwater.

Diagram of a typical cistern below a wellhead.[1]

Structure

A typical well has an underground cistern, a well shaft, drains and a layer of fine river sand between the cistern and the pavement.

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Well Shaft

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  1. Blackwell, Lewis et al. Preserving Venetian Wellheads. 2000. Pg 21
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