Self-supporting community based mitigation program to provide arsenic safe water

Narrative

In total 11 dugwells were constructed. As of September 2006 in total 150 people (34 families) were using water from 8 dugwells. Water from three dugwells were not used due to local political reasons. Now PW45, a dugwell has been closed and water from a deep tubewell (that was constructed later) is being used. The arsenic concentration of the deep tubewell is high, 253 PPB as of November 7 2007, but still this backward, poor community, choose to use the contaminated water .

    • SMS
    Almost 8 Years after completion 15 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    pw47 set washer today.

    • SMS
    Almost 8 Years after completion 15 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    pw46 pipe repair today.

    • SMS
    Almost 8 Years after completion 15 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    pw47 set washer today.

    • SMS
    Almost 8 Years after completion 14 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    Chatra netaji balika sikkha niketon h.s. projector programme has been finished. St-166.

    • SMS
    Almost 8 Years after completion 15 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    pw43 there is 9ft of water 500ml theoline 19families 75peopke used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 28 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw46 set checkvalve today.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 26 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw46 there is 16ft of water 1l theoline 10families 67people good water

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 21 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw17 set checkvalve.nut and pipe repair

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 19 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended by safikul and champa Arsenic test for site selection. three sample no Arsenic and two sample high arsenic.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 6 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw38 set chcekvalv,nut tnday.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 30 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw43 set washer,chcekvalve,nut and planjar today.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 29 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw43 we are giving folders and collecting watar

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 29 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw44 we are giving folders and collecting water

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 24 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office work( write arsenic report and excel file work).

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 10 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw29 there is 16ft water.500ml theoline was given.9families 30people.used for drinkig and cooking.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 10 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office work( write arsenic report and stock register khata).

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 20 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Projector programme has been finished. ST. ANNE'S HIGH SCHOOL. Neer by pw-10. Te= M-4, F-3, St-150.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 16 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw44 there is 9ft of water 500ml theoline 4families 16people used for cooking

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 10 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no pw-26.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 10 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no pw-36.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 10 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no pw-43.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 4 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw47 set washer today.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 27 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw23 we are doing health metting -total-M-5-F-6-CH-4

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 27 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw26 we are doing health metting -total-M10-F-7-CH-8

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 22 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    p.w. - 29 i have given a handover package

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 20 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw35 we are doing health metting -M3 -F8-C4

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 20 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw43 there is 6ft water 200ml theoline 15families 62people good water used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 19 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw26 there is 6ft water 300ml theoline good water 10families 52people drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 6 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw-50. Health meeting has been finished . M-7,F-18, Ch-9.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 5 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Water collection for annual arsenic test.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 3 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw38 set washer and check- valve today.

    • SMS
    Over 7 Years after completion 24 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw29 good water 500ml theoline war given 10families 35people used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 7 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office meeting attended by alpana,jayanto,farida,laltu,biswajit,prasun,animesh,aparna,shilpi,champa,shikha,ranajit,& safikul.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 1 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw46 i had repair washer done today

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 29 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw43 did survey and gave theoline good water 500g theoline 15families 62people

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 26 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Good water. 4 ft water. 9 families, 47 people. Used for cooking and drinking. Kharo/ Habra.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 26 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw35 need the maintenance kharo habra

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 26 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw-35. Health meeting has been finished . M-1,F-4, Ch-1. Netaji polli/ Habra.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 26 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw-38. This dugwell need the maintenance. Mohisa/Habra. Forida. Shilpi.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 12 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office meeting.Aparna,Shilpi, Shikha,Champa,Ranojit, Animesh, Laltu, Forida, Bishwajit, Safikul.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 11 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Champa&Safikul are office work and arsenik test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 11 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and Champa.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 10 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul ,Farida and Champa.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 8 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and Champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 6 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and Champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 5 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul,Farida Shilpi,Champa,Aparna, Animesh and Biswajit.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 2 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    today at field office meeting all staff are present.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 1 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office Attented Safikul ,Farida and Champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 30 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safilul and Champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 29 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office meeting attended Safikul ,Laltu , Arimesh,Farida, Biswajit ,Aparna ,Shilpi and Champa.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 20 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 6 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul and champa or Farida Arsenic Test..

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 3 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw-23. Projector programme has been finished. M-3, F-15, Ch-16. Ranihati/ Degonga.

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 24 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office metting attented Farida,Biswajit. Safikul,Laltu, Aparna,Animesh, Shilpi and Champa

    • SMS
    About 7 Years after completion 22 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and champa or Farida Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 10 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office meeting attended Safikul. Aparna ,Animesh, Shilpi and Champa.Ranajit, Shikha, Farida,Biswajit.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 9 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 3 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office metting attented Safikul. Aparna ,Animesh, Shilpi and Champa.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 2 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office meeting attended Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 28 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office meeting attended Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 20 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office metting attented Safikul. Aparna ,Animesh, Shilpi and Champa.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 19 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office Attented Safikul and champa , Farida Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 18 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 13 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office metting attented Safikul.Farida Aparna ,Animesh, Shilpi and Champa.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 12 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 11 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 6 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office metting attented Safikul.Farida ,Aparna Biswajit ,Animesh, Laltu, Shilpi and Champa.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 1 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw-29. Projector programme has been finished. M-12, F-10,Ch-3.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 1 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw29 . Projector programme has been finished. M -12, f-10, ch-3.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 1 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw29 . Projector programme has been finished. M

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 23 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    supply of raw material for construction of 20 wells - pvc reducer-40 piece,,10 footx8inch pvc pipes - 20 pieces, HDPF pipes 2 rolls,,HDPF filter 7 pieces, HDPF point 20 pieces.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 21 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 12 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 8 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 5 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Office attended Champa&Safikul are office work and arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 29 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 24 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office attented Champa&Safikul are office work and arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Almost 7 Years after completion 22 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    office Attented Safikul and champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 10 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    attented Safikul adn Champa Arsenic Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 8 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw20 pw21 close

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 2 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw10. Office meeting. Forida,aparna, champa,shilpi, laltu, biswajit, safikul.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 29 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    office attented Champa&Safikul are office work and arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 29 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    pw12 31 6 7 and other side closer surva

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 27 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Safikul and Champa attended office to do Arsenic tests of the water samples collected for site selection.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 22 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul are Champa Arsenik Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 21 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul and Champa Arsenik Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 20 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    SITE SELCTION AND WATTAR CULLECT.LAND DONAR PARSH DAS GO COD N23.04047)E088.63229

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 20 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    SITE SELECTION.land donar HARIKISMA SARDAR GO COD N23.04584/E088.63237

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 19 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there is 7ft of water 12families 40people good water used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 19 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there is 6ft of water 500ml theoline was given 8families 28people g�od water used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 18 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul and Champa Arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 17 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection .owner name majed mandal E7409 N68021

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 17 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul are Champa Arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 15 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection and water collcet owner name bapi mondal.E81584 N75392.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 13 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    well is used by 8 families,40 people.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 12 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    metting attented - forida, aparna, champa, laltu, shilpi, safikul, animesh, biswajit. Arsenic testing.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 11 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection and water collcet bagjola owaner name moksed e78577 n74442

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 11 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection and water collcet bagjola owaner name moksed

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 11 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    attented Safikul are Champa Arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 10 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection and water collcet waner name swapan sarkar e89750 n84339

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 10 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    site selection and water collect saguna panchayad e87520 N83394

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 8 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    has been dane of PW50.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 7 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul are Champa Arsenik Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 6 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    PW17 maintenance succesful

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 6 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Attented Safikul and Champa Arsenik Test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 6 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    maintenance successful

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 5 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    metting attented Farida Animesh Lattu Aparna shilpi Biswjit Asit Safikuk are Champa Arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 3 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    attented Safikul are Champa Arsenik test.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 27 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    office today attend meeting Meera Smith,Safikul,Animesh,Laltu.Farida AParna.Champa and prosun.

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 15 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    pw13 given the handover package

    • SMS
    Over 6 Years after completion 12 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    pw36 given the handover package

    About 5 Years after completion 23 Jun, 2011

    One of the randomly selected dugwell to test for arsenic

    Status:

    Operating Status:

    There was no water in the months of April and May 2011. In June the water level is good. 4 families are using that is 14 consumers accoring to the register but verbally they say about 30 persons are using this well.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Apr, 2006 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 15 May, 2005 Preparation Phase

Self-supporting community based mitigation program to provide arsenic safe water

Narrative

In total 11 dugwells were constructed. As of September 2006 in total 150 people (34 families) were using water from 8 dugwells. Water from three dugwells were not used due to local political reasons. Now PW45, a dugwell has been closed and water from a deep tubewell (that was constructed later) is being used. The arsenic concentration of the deep tubewell is high, 253 PPB as of November 7 2007, but still this backward, poor community, choose to use the contaminated water .

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Research and Development is ongoing on the dugwells in which water contains organic odor and high fecal coliform, occurring mainly when the dugwell is fairly new. The water is treated with lime and, in cases of high fecal coliform levels, is also treated regularly with theoline, the disinfectant that contains 5% chlorine. Villagers are advised not to use the water for a few days during the period of shock treatment. Water analysis to measure the concentration of arsenic levels and total and fecal bacteria of all functional dugwells will be routinely done after construction. Also, every summer when the water levels drop, arsenic levels are measured. Project Well keeps a database evaluating the use of the dugwells (see attached newsletter). Consumers are visited monthly by the grassroots level field workers and asked about outbreaks of diarrhea and dysentery among users of each dugwell. In the winters of 2004 and 2005, door-to-door village surveys were carried out to create the database of the existing dugwells and observation of any outbreaks. There have been no such outbreaks linked to any particular dugwell water use over a period of four years.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Due to odor of chlorine (as found in tap water) and slight organic/earthy smell in three dugwells the use of water is not optimum. To increase its utility locally manufactured (pottery) low cost ($2) earthen filters, that remove the odor and any impurities, are being distributed. Each household pay 25%. Evaluation survey to assess the utility of the dugwells will be done in January 2007.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 400

Total Familes 100
Total Pop 423
Adult 286
Children <18 137
student 85
not student 15
under 5 37

School Children Getting Water: 85

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $34

Creating and measuring long-term impact

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Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

Aqua Welfare Society, AWS, is the partner NGO. Their office is based in the North 24 Parganas. The 8 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There are only 5 field workers who are interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. A technical advisor of AWS is based in Kolkata who visits the village occasionally and one awareness programmer who is in charge of awareness programs in the communities and educational institutions. There is an accountant and also a data entry person on part time basis.

Funding

funded:
$4,000
Final Cost:
$4,000
edit $4,000:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal