Piped water system serving 260 households in rural Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam
Dinh Phuoc hamlet, which has about 230 households, has water containing iron and sediments. Local people must purchase safe water for drinking and eating. Water taken from the wells can only be used for washing and bathing. Some poor families must take
LocationQuang Nam, Asia, Vietnam
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Households
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,040
260 families, about 500 children, 250 w0men, 250 men
School Children Getting Water:
People Getting Sanitation: 0
People Getting Other Benefits:
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2006-09-30
Completion Date: 2006-11-30
This is a piped water system. Villagers aer required to purchase a water meter and household piping. The water team will construct a water tower about 11 feet in height, install a filter system, well pumps, electrical system and pipe distribution about 5,000 meters in length. The water is filtered, and may be treated with chlorine if biological contaminants are found. Water is piped to people's homes using gravity feed, and people pay for all the water they use (about 50 liters per capita per day).
Project will be done in one phase.
The community is heavily involved in site selection, signing up households who pre-pay to be hooked up, community meetings to explain system and how it works, and then provinding labor to dig and backfill pipe trenches.
Surveys have shown very high customer satisfaction with EMW projects, including very high Willingess to Pay (WTP), a key metric of long-term sustainability.
The local authorities of the Nui Thanh district and Tam Nghia commune will take part in the project and send its representatives to supervise the water system construction. Local people will contribute labor for digging the pipeline
The local people of Tam Nghia Commune and Dinh Phuoc Hamlet will:
Be responsible for the permits and other official arrangements in order to obtain permission to build and prepare the paperwork for the contractor;
Provide, at no cost to East Meets West, electricity and other related necessities during the construction period;
Pay for other costs of the project which will not be paid by EMW, including digging and backfilling all the main water pipes leading from the water tower and through the village;
Purchase a water meter, pipe and fittings leading from the main lines to their homes;
Prepare the paperwork to apply for the tax exemption on building materials that the law allows for humanitarian projects;
Provide a qualified site supervisor to the construction site to work on the project during the project implementation process together with the EMW supervisor;
Locate and vet the local capable contractors and help them prepare their bids for EMW to consider.
Two water managers will be selected to run the system. They will be given start-up training, and then annual training.
The Dinh Phuoc hamlet has a population of 2,609 people in 604 households. 80% of the population are melon farmers with a monthly average income of $20 per person.
Recipients pay about 12 cents per cubic meter for water. This comes to about $82 per year per household, enough to pay for electricity, maintenance, and the salaries of the water managers.
Maintenance Cost: $500
Prior art before metrics
$4,000 for water tower.
$7,890 for pipe.
$3,000 for filter system
$3,000 for well
$2,000 for staff
Co Funding Amount: $1,820
Villagers purchase of water meter and pipes.
Community Contribution Amount:
The community will also contribute about 10 days of labor, with about 15 people @ $2 per day, = $300.
Fund Requested: $19,890
EMW completes about 15-20 piped water systems each year, and also does another 20-30 school-based systems with handwashing stations.