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 #PW258 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 near this site of Awmmod Mondol was between 0.02-0.04 mg/L that was tested on 27 december 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The land to construct the bi-tech well is donated by Awmmod Mondol.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2013 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 3 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished . M-4,F-6, Ch-5. Matikumra/ Deganga .

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

    Operating Status:

    const complete. At najibul mondols laod. Water quality is good. 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. Temp today is 37 celsius.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 3 Months after start 23 Feb, 2013

    pipes for construction have arrived. construction will start next week.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    pipes for construction have arrived. construction will start next week.

  • 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 #PW258 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 near this site of Awmmod Mondol was between 0.02-0.04 mg/L that was tested on 27 december 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The land to construct the bi-tech well is donated by Awmmod Mondol.

Impact

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