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a structure designed for protecting and catching groundwater from a natural spring Edit or translate this description.
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A spring box or spring catchment is a structure which is designed and built for protecting and catching groundwater from a natural spring. The spring box functions to protect the spring water from contamination, and provides a point of water collection. It is usually built out of non-permeable material such as concrete, brick or stone. In many instances it also acts as the principal water storage for a household or village water supply.

In hilly and mountainous areas, spring catchments are more commonly used than wells for water supply. In contrast to a man_made=water_well, no pump is usually required.