That pic must have been taken more than 40 years ago - during the days when our kampong still had no pottable water supply.
Actually this particular well was the second that Tok Hussein built. The first one was about ten metres away from this. I can't recall why, but one day, that old one was filled up and covered and Tok started digging this new well with the help of neighbours.
If memory serves me, this new well was about 5 metres deep to the surface of the water. So its actual depth must have been deeper.
Initially, Tok Hussein fashioned a device to help us pull pails of water up by rope. Later, this was replaced by a simple manual pump.
Those were the hard days.