It is cemented and has a fork to enable the pumping of water by animals.
It is fitted with drains that bring water to different ponds, so that many more animals can drink at the same time
It is usually located in the bush, in nomadic areas and far away from camps. It is subject to climatic changes and requires regular maintenance. As the nomads always seek new pastures, the pastoral well is often seen as a landmark on their route. Camel owners pay for its maintenance.
The average price for a pastoral well varied between $22,000and $28,000 (according to its depth.)