Hand-dug wells are often very old wells that collect water from shallow depths. Bored wells are constructed according to similar principals but are made with machines. Watch the video for details on the construction of these wells and the special issues associated with them. PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.