This is how you build a well when the SHTF. This guy uses the clay dirt around the hole and bamboo. American alternatives, and even plastic pipes could be used instead. And who wouldn’t want a mechanical digger? But here are the basics so you know and understand the principle should you ever need to do it. It’s also very pretty to look at!
Remember, well water can be infected. I’d recommend a few drops of bleach per gallon and letting any water sit a while before drinking. And if it is dirty, filter it through old barbecue charcoal. Potable water can also be obtained by boiling. But this is a great way to get water from plants and livestock.