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

Narrative

Sodpur mandra primary school donated land for the community to construct bi-tech well designed to produce arsenic-free water mainly for cooking and drinking. See 'field notes' for ongoing activities.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 1 Nov, 2015 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2013 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

Sodpur mandra primary school donated land for the community to construct bi-tech well designed to produce arsenic-free water mainly for cooking and drinking. See 'field notes' for ongoing activities.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Regular use (and supply) of theoline for water purification and maintaining and repairing hand pump.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

PIC DOCS

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

ALERT - high organic smell in the water due to ditch outside the school boundary. The ditch is being closed and the apron around the well is expanded so that water logging does not occur.

Impact

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $2400

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Regular use (and supply) of theoline for water purification and maintaining and repairing hand pump.

Funding

Funded:
$823
Community:
$300
Final Cost:
$1,123
$823:
Amrita Seattle

Plan/Proposal