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 bore-dugwell # PW121, is in the mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Annonto Parui donated the site for the community.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 6 Months after completion 23 Jun, 2011

    One of the randomly selected dugwell for the bimonthly test for arsenic.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    This well was visited by the technical manager and the project manager on the same day. The water quality is normal of this 27 feet borewell. According to the june's report 4 families comprised of 25 consumers are using this well .

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 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 bore-dugwell # PW121, is in the mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Annonto Parui donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction of this 30 feet borewell is just completed in November 2010. The arsenic test will be done on 28/29 December 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.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 32

According to register records from July 2011, there are six beneficiary families. Males=18, females=14, children <5=2.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $20

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 are only 5 field workers who are interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. 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

Plan/Proposal