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

Pw-133

Narrative

This borewell # PW133JHDN2, is in Goalbathan village of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Probin Sarkar donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 27 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    2 ft water. 13 families, 47 people. Sold the theoline 300 ml. Used for drinking and cooking.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 25 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    There is 3ft of water.500ml theoline was sold.13 families.47 people. good water used for drinking and cooking.

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

    Operating Status:

    Gave the handover folder

    • SMS
    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 13 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    13 families 47 peoples , good water, drinking and cooking used.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 14 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Pw132. Water in the filter. 12 families, 43 people. Used for drinking and cooking. 1 lt Theoline was sold. Goyalbathan.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 20 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Gave the Arsenic report.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 21 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Water collection.

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

    Operating Status:

    Gave the handover package to the land donor

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 18 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    21ft water 600ml thiolin give. good water 13familys 48people drink and cooking use.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jul, 2010 Implementation Phase
    • Third Party
    Suprio Das 8 Months after start 22 Jun, 2010

    Suprio's visit to Giaghata

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    A day long visit to several new sites. Traveled on three motorbikes with Paramita, Dennis, Mome, Biswajit and Surajit (staff of AWS). Was nice to see the wonderful team spirit that made it possible to construct so many dugwells in such a spread out area. Construction was nearing completion on the date of visit.

  • 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 borewell # PW133JHDN2, is in Goalbathan village of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Probin Sarkar donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction is just completed. Some finishing work is going on like the tin cover need to be attached and the arsenic test and application of the disinfectant are due. 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

The solve the issue of pipes getting compressed due to hydraulic force, in 2010 larger pipes are used of 10 inches (N=30) and 8 inches (N=20) in diameter and 8 mm thickness, of length 20 foot for bore-dugwells (N=40) and 30 foot for bore-wells (N=10). The cost of pipes of increased dimension is double that of the previously used dimension (INR 9,185 vs. INR 19,500 & 12,400 of 10” and 8” diameter respectively for 20 foot pipes).

Impact

People Impacted: 32

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 32

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=32; Families=9; Male=15, Female=17, children <5 = 2 and students =7.
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At present 8 families have started using this source. Male=15, Female=14, Male=4

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