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

Pw-128

Narrative

This Site for bore-dugwell #PW128 was cancelled that was located in the village Pachpota, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Subash Mandol had donated the site for the community. The reason for cancelling this site is during the pilot bore test no sand was found at the depth of 30 feet. A thick deposit of clay in this area is not suitable for bore-dugwell according to the geologist because recharging of water will be slow for the community especially in summer. The new site is in the village of Sabaipur in Gaighata of North 24 Parganas. The land is donated by Sawpon Sarkar to the community.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 29 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pipe repair today.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 25 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Gave the handover folder.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 7 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    is 14ft of water.500ml theoline was given.7families.28 people.good water used for cooking.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 1 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    the Hand over lettar. The Owener given.

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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 1 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Gave the handover package

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 16 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    There is 22 ft of water. 500 ml theoline was given/sold. 9 families. 35 people. good water used for drinking and cooking.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jul, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2009 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

This Site for bore-dugwell #PW128 was cancelled that was located in the village Pachpota, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Subash Mandol had donated the site for the community. The reason for cancelling this site is during the pilot bore test no sand was found at the depth of 30 feet. A thick deposit of clay in this area is not suitable for bore-dugwell according to the geologist because recharging of water will be slow for the community especially in summer. The new site is in the village of Sabaipur in Gaighata of North 24 Parganas. The land is donated by Sawpon Sarkar to the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Construction of a bore-dugwell is complete. Waiting for pictures. The arsenic test and application of the disinfectant are scheduled. The community will be trained to apply the disinfectant and field workers will visit the bore-dugwell for two years or until the user community feels confident to take the responsibility of the bore-dugwell.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

In a new area pilot test by drilling a narrow diameter bore to observe the composition of the sediments is advisable. This saves the cost of drilling a large diameter bore-dugwell and finding later that sand layer was missing even at the depth of 30 feet beyond which the layer may reach the arsenic zone, the aquifer containing arsenic.

Impact

People Impacted: 40

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=40; Families=12; Male=20, Female=20, children <5 = 2 and students =11.
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10 families: Male=16, Female=15 and children=5.

Old: 10 families using this water for drinking& cooking purpose. Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

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. Their office is based in the North 24 Parganas. The 7 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There were only 5 field workers who were interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. This year four more field workers including a management trainee have been contracted due to expansion of the program to other districts like Nadia and Murshidabad. A technical advisor of AWS is based in Kolkata who visits the village occasionally and one awareness programmer who is in charge of awareness programs in the communities and educational institutions. There is an accountant and also a data entry person on part time basis.

Funding

Funded:
$800
Final Cost:
$1,050
$800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal