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 #PW261. is in the Kittipur village under the jurisdiction of the Bagjola panchayat of Baduri block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Jiaul Haque was found to be 0.06-0.08 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.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 26 Days after completion 26 Dec, 2013

    Field Visit: The taste of water is excellent. Only 28 people belonging to 6 families use this water. Need more awareness meetings.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The taste of water is excellent. Only 28 people belonging to 6 families use this water. But the person in the picture said that about 25 families use this well water. Need to follow up on this information.

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

    Operating Status:

    there is 19ft water 14families 70people good water used for drinking and cooking

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 8 Months after start 23 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    village meeting after construction -total 15 M-2 F-8 Ch-5

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) 6 Months after start 9 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    construction has been completed.

  • 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 #PW261. is in the Kittipur village under the jurisdiction of the Bagjola panchayat of Baduri block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Jiaul Haque was found to be 0.06-0.08 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 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