The foreground well is only one of eight wells, public and private, that have thus far been discovered at Harappa. Most of the water used by the population probably came from the adjacent Ravi River.
Ancient Indus civilization wells.
Private wells were rebuilt over many generations to serve the needs of a large household or neighborhood. This well in DK G area at Mohenjo-daro stands like a chimney because all of the surrounding earth has been removed by excavation.
A large public well and public bathing platforms were found in the southern part of Mound AB at Harappa. These public bathing areas may also have been used for washing clothes as is common in many traditional cities in Pakistan and India today.
Built on top of a tapered brick platform, this building had a solid brick foundation that extended for 50 meters east west and 27 meters north south.
Looking from the top of the granary towards the remains of two wells and the wall that were constructed in the area to the north of the structure. The drain from the great bath would have run along the modern pathway.
This well located in DK-B area was originally surrounded by a paving that has recently been reconstructed.