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.
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.
LocationSethubavachatram block, Tamilnadu, India
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.
Start Date: 2010-09-01
Completion Date: 2011-03-31
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 .
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.
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.
Sethubavachatram block comprises of more coastal villages in the Tanjore district.
Maintenance Cost: $410
Prior art before metrics
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