Skimming Well is a technique employed with an intention to extract relatively freshwater from the upper zone of the fresh-saline aquifier. Dependance on groundwater is increasing, due to which sweet groundwater is being diminished and saline water is destroying the soil. While keeping this in mind the skimming well technology is introduced.
This is a procedure in which surface of sweet water is extracted and the saline water is left beneath. This tube well can extract upto 1 cusec (28ltrs/sec) of water that can be used for the purpose of irrigation where there is problem of saline water.