Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Pw96

Narrative

This dugwell #PW96JHDN3, is located at latitude 22.94769 and longitude 88.83605 in the village Goalbathan at the Jhowdanga Panchayet in Gaighata. Kalipada Biswas donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 27 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    2 ft water. 25 families, 112 people. Used for drinking and cooking.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 14 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    500 ml theoline was sold.25 families, 112 people. Used for drinking and cooking. Goyalbatan.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 14 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    water in the filter.25 families, 112 people. Used for drinking and cooking. Goyalbatan.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 14 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Water collection for annual arsenic test

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 20 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Water 16 ft, 24 familis ,105 people ,good water.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 22 Mar, 2012

    Operating Status:

    good water 23 families / 105 persons drink and cook with it.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2009 Implementation Phase
    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 12 Months after start 24 Dec, 2009

    Testimoney of Mrs. Biswas of PW96

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    PW96 is constructed in 2009 and the people are using the dugwell water for cooking and drinking since August 2009. The material is bound to the spout of the hand pump because as she says some white colored impurities was in the water and also clay. We wanted to see the impurities which was hardly any on the material so she said that it is coming out less. The popularity of this dugwell is high.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2009 Preparation Phase

Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Narrative

This dugwell #PW96JHDN3, is located at latitude 22.94769 and longitude 88.83605 in the village Goalbathan at the Jhowdanga Panchayet in Gaighata. Kalipada Biswas donated the site for the community.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The users would require to purchase theoline, the disinfectant, and also repair minor wear and tear. The dugwells will be visited by the field workers every month for one year to get technical and utility reports followed by inspection once or twice a year.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Research and Development is part of the project. The Arsenic level is 4 PPB (BIS stnd is 50PPB)and the date of report October 22, 2009. The Total coliform is 18 CFU/100ml and Fecal coliform is 'undetected'/ Report date is Dec 7, 2009. Chlorination is done once a week.

Impact

People Impacted: 105

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 105

According to the register record of January 2013 the total consumers=105; Families=24.

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According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=80; Families=19; Male=42, Female=38, children <5 = 0 and students =7. The numbers have increased to 19 families and 84 consumer in June 2010.

People Getting Other Benefits: 50

Public health education on arsenic health effects and personal hygiene is given to all the dugwell beneficiaries. A training program on the maintenance of the dugwells (including chlorination) is given to develop a sense of ownership and to make the program sustainable. There are five field workers working on the dugwell program who are selected from the arsenic afflicted villages. They are involved in site selection, village meetings during site selection, followed by construction of the wells and also follow up the on the technical faults of the dugwells and the number of users. The villagers are also shown VCDs on how to improve personal health and hygiene through proper practices. The office of Aqua Welfare Society is located in the village. The awareness programmer and experts of geology and technical knowhow are based in Kolkata who visit the village office and sites occasionally to create awareness amongst the user group, prospective users and students of schools. Trades like well-digging, pottery, and masonry, are required for the dugwell program and are benefiting from work generated by the project.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $40

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The users would require to purchase theoline, the disinfectant, and also repair minor wear and tear. The dugwells will be visited by the field workers every month for one year to get technical and utility reports followed by inspection once or twice a year.

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:
$1,050
Final Cost:
$1,050

Plan/Proposal