plan 317Providing Safe drinking water to the Government Primary and Middle Schools

Summary

Providing and installing Siphon water filter units in 30 nos. of Government Primary and Middle School premises for the use of rural students in the Sethubavachatram block of Tanjore District, Tamilnadu.

Background

In the Sethubavachatram Block, Tanjore District there are 37 Panchayat villages. In total, there are 77 nos. of Government Primary Schools and 22 nos. of Government Middle Schools functioning in this Block. Most of the Schools have drinking water source through the Panchayat and in some Schools the staff arrange for the drinking water from nearby households, public tap. But, the quality of water (contaminated with bacteria, etc.,) has not been studied so far.

During the year 2009-10, Ekoventure implemented a similar project with the funding from PWX in 35 nos. of Government Primary Schools. The staff of the Schools are properly maintaining the Water Filter System. The Children are utilising the filtered water. Awareness meetings were conducted on the use of purified water.

Under this project 30 nos of Government Primary and Middle Schools will be covered.

Location

Sethubavachatram block, Tamilnadu, India

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Focus

Primary Focus: Water Purification
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 200

Approximately 200 staff working in the Government Schools will get safe drinking water

School Children Getting Water: 3,750

Approximately 3750 nos. of Children will get safe drinking water in 30 Schools.in the Sethubavachatram block, Tanjore district, Tamilnadu.

People Getting Sanitation: 0

People Getting Other Benefits:

This project focuses on educating the rural school children studying in the 35 Schools on hygiene issues and particularly on the importance of “Hand Wash”.
The staff of the Schools will be trained on the day-to-day maintenance of the Water Filter.
The women SHG members will also be trained in the hygiene issues and the importance of safe drinking water.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2010-09-01

Completion Date: 2011-03-31

Technology Used:

Siphon Water Filter was successfully installed in the earlier project implemented by Ekoventure in 35 nos. of Government Primary Schools in the Sethubavachatram block, Tanjore District, Tamilnadu.
The water purified using the water filter was tested for bacteriological analysis and in comparison with the unpurified water collected from the same source of Rope pumps installed in Villupuram district. The Total Coliforms (MPN – Index/100ml) was between 460 and >1100 and the Faecal Coliforms (MPN – Index/100ml) was between 9 and 14 in the untreated water samples and the population was absent in the case of filtered water.

Awareness meetings on the need of safe water will be conducted in all the 30 Schools.

Each School having strength of for every 50 Children will be provided with one Siphon Filter unit consisting of Siphon water filter, one stainless steel drum with lid and tap, one glass tumbler with a chain tied to the drum.

One simple poster on the use and maintenance of Siphon water filter will be displayed near the unit.

The staff of the School will be trained on the day-to-day maintenance of the water filter.

The field staff of Ekoventure will monitor the usage of water filter and report .

Phases:

Yes, in one Phase for a period of 6 months and maintenance and monitoring will be done after the project completion period by the School administration with the guidance of the NGO.

Community Organization:

The Water Filters to be installed in the Schools will be owned by the School and will be maintained by the School administration.

The School administration have agreed to bear the costs related to the maintenance and replacement of filters.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Sethubavachatram block comprises of more coastal villages in the Tanjore district.

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost: $410

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $3,049

Budget annexed

Co Funding Amount: $0

Community Contribution Amount:

The community and the School administration will contribute towards the maintenance of the Water filters. It would cost around Rs. 250 annualy

Fund Requested: $3,049

Implementing Organization:

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    Photos

    Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

    Please, can you send few photos relating with the project you are talking about which can help us to relate with the problem you have stated in your proposal. Msigwa

    Please, can you send few photos relating with the project you are talking about which can help us to relate with the problem you have stated in your proposal.

    Msigwa

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    filter description

    Gemma Bulos of A Single Drop

    hello there can you please provide a description of the filter and the specs? How it work? Is it built locally using local materials? Is it imported? Who maintains it? How much water does it filter/day? Who will install/maintain it? What is your organizational infrastructure for planning, implementation and maintenance and financial s...

    hello there

    can you please provide a description of the filter and the specs? How it work? Is it built locally using local materials? Is it imported? Who maintains it? How much water does it filter/day?

    Who will install/maintain it?

    What is your organizational infrastructure for planning, implementation and maintenance and financial support for maintenance and outreach?

    good luck!
    gemma

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Gemma, Greetings. This application is the expansion of our earlier project funded by PWX during 2009-10 (application Id 231). The low cost water filter promoted under this project is the ceramic syphon water filter. This water filter is produced and marketed by Basic Water Needs Foundation with its office located in Auroville, Pon...

      Dear Gemma,
      Greetings.

      This application is the expansion of our earlier project funded by PWX during 2009-10 (application Id 231). The low cost water filter promoted under this project is the ceramic syphon water filter. This water filter is produced and marketed by Basic Water Needs Foundation with its office located in Auroville, Pondicherry.
      Approximately 6 litres of water could be filtered per hour by using this water filter. It is easy to maintain the filter. The water filter will be installed by the staff of Ekoventure after organising awareness meetings in the respective schools. Further, the staff of the School will be trained on the day-to-day maintenance of the water filter.

      The Water Filters provided to 35 nos. of Government Primary Schools earlier are being properly utilised and maintained by the School authorities.
      The cost of maintenance has been born by the School authorities.
      The details of the water filter and maintenance is being attached in the application

      with warm regards
      Natarajan

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    water filter

    Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

    have you looked at the Sawyer point one filter? it costs less than the siphon filter, produces great water, requires no maintianence expence, and will perform much longer. www.pointonefilter.com Byron

    have you looked at the Sawyer point one filter? it costs less than the siphon filter, produces great water, requires no maintianence expence, and will perform much longer. www.pointonefilter.com

    Byron

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Byron, Thanks for the information. The Syphon water filter that we are using costs approximately $ 6.00 and is readily available locally. The maintenance is very easy and further in case of any replacement, the Basic Water Needs Foundation does it at no extra cost. From the website, we could not find out the Indian marketing ...

      Dear Byron,

      Thanks for the information.

      The Syphon water filter that we are using costs approximately $ 6.00 and is readily available locally. The maintenance is very easy and further in case of any replacement, the Basic Water Needs Foundation does it at no extra cost.

      From the website, we could not find out the Indian marketing agency for the pointonefilter. Further, it costs $59.23 per filter.

      with warm regards

      Natarajan

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    government involvement

    Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

    as government schools, what role does the government play? Byron PWW

    as government schools, what role does the government play?
    Byron
    PWW

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Byron, Greetings. The district Education Department has been contacted and explained about this project (during the implementtaion of the similar project - application ID 231) and the authorities of the Education Department have assured the proper utilisation and maintenance of the Water Filters. The School authorities (teach...

      Dear Byron,

      Greetings.

      The district Education Department has been contacted and explained about this project (during the implementtaion of the similar project - application ID 231) and the authorities of the Education Department have assured the proper utilisation and maintenance of the Water Filters.

      The School authorities (teachers + staff) support us in organising the awareness meetings, demonstrations on the use and maintenance of the water filters and finally after the implementation help in the maintenance of the water filters installed.

      regards

      Natarajan

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    reports of past projects

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    Hello Natarajan, as per your application 231 the projects were to provide siphon filter in 35 Government Primary School and were completed in may 2010. Do you have any pictures or usage report of these projects yet? Thanks, Meera

    Hello Natarajan, as per your application 231 the projects were to provide siphon filter in 35 Government Primary School and were completed in may 2010. Do you have any pictures or usage report of these projects yet?
    Thanks, Meera

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Meera Hira-Smith, Sorry for the delay. A collection of photos in 2 pdf files have been uploaded in the project ID 231. with warm regards AR. Natarajan

      Dear Meera Hira-Smith,

      Sorry for the delay. A collection of photos in 2 pdf files have been uploaded in the project ID 231.

      with warm regards

      AR. Natarajan

  • Rating: 7

    review by (only shown to members)

    I would like to encourage in uploading more pictures and reports on the past projects. Bi-annual reporting on PWX, June and December, is advisable.

  • Rating: 8

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    The applicant has a good experience in this type of the project.

  • Rating: 9

    review by (only shown to members)

    providing this service for less than a dollar per person is wonderful.
    Byron Miller
    PWW

  • Rating: 7

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    This system relies primarily on the schools as the primary care-takers of the water systems. It's hard to imagine whether there is participation on a school committee by teachers or parents or government workers, in which case, a stronger, more sustainble program could be developed. All the best.

  • Rating: 7

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    This is a valuable project and similar to one completed recently. Hopefully more data over the long-term will prove the efforts as being meaningful.

  • Rating: 7

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    That's great that the filters are inexpensive, at least cheaper than alot of other alternatives. I'm a big proponent for lots of government involvement, so I would like to see more engagement other than informing them of the project.