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

Narrative

This site #PW259. is in the Matikumra village under the jurisdiction of the Chourashi panchayat of Deganga block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Nijibul Haque was found to be 0.05 mg/L that was tested on 11 January 2013 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 2 Months after completion 29 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    there is 20ft water 500ml theoline 17families 73people drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 23 Days after completion 23 Dec, 2013

    Operating Status:

    there is 19ft water 1families 9people drinking and cooking

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2013 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 12 Months after start 11 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    there is 21ft of water 500ml theoline 21families 98people good water used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 11 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    we are doing healthmetting m3 f6 c3

    • SMS
    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 4 Months after start 7 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    const complete except sponsor plate. Water quality is excellent. Filter to the delivery pipe will be fitted after 15 days aftr pumping out water for few days.The geologists r visiting with the treasurer of aws and meera smith

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 3 Months after start 8 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    boring is being done in matikumra at three more sites today.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Dec, 2012 Preparation Phase

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

Narrative

This site #PW259. is in the Matikumra village under the jurisdiction of the Chourashi panchayat of Deganga block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Nijibul Haque was found to be 0.05 mg/L that was tested on 11 January 2013 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

People Getting Other Benefits: 30

Awareness programs such as village meetings before and after the construction of the well, health meeting and if needed projector program is done during the first year of construction. During this time the villagers are informed and educated on water borne diseases, health effects of arsenic in the drinking water and also educate, both, young and old, mainly women on how practicing proper personal hygiene prevents contagious diseases. At times more than 30 people gather at such meetings.

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

Aqua Welfare Society (AWS) is the partner NGO of Project Well.

Funding

Funded:
$1,246

Plan/Proposal