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 #PW262 is in the Kittipur village under the jurisdiction of the Bagjola panchayat of Baduria block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Kuddus Mondal was found to be 0.02 to 0.04 mg/L that was tested on 13 December 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013. The land is donated by Nurul Islam.

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

    Field Visit: The taste of water is excellent. But not being used due to difference in political views. Need to do more health meetings.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The taste of water is excellent. But not being used due to difference in political views. Need to do more health meetings. The person in the picture said that several families are using the well that contradicts with the monthly register record.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2013 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 29 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    did survey and gave theoline good water 200g theoline

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 5 Months after start 30 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    hand pump feeting

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 3 Months after start 11 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    boring is done at one site only at kittipur because two laborers are sick. tomorrow other laborers will work to complete boring here.

  • 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 #PW262 is in the Kittipur village under the jurisdiction of the Bagjola panchayat of Baduria block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Kuddus Mondal was found to be 0.02 to 0.04 mg/L that was tested on 13 December 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013. The land is donated by Nurul Islam.

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