Spring Capping / Protection


Oxfam Technical Brief 5: Spring Protection

Minimum Requirements

  • Fence the whole spring capping area to prevent access by livestock or any other animals.
  • Provide the spring box with a simple silt trap, silt wash-out and an overflow pipe below the level of the eye.
  • Where possible, provide storage โ€“ depending on the flow rate and water demand.
  • In areas where epidemics occur regularly, make provision to chlorinate spring boxes.