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

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Narrative

This borewell # PW122 is in the Mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Niher Mondol 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 only one 4 family comprised of 9 members 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 borewell # PW122 is in the Mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Niher Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction of this bore-dugwell is just completed in December 2010. Some finishing work is going on like the masonry job and 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.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

This design of this bore-well has further revised to reduce the cost. It is still a 30 feet bore-dugwell. The upper portion is a conventional 12 feet dugwell of 3 feet diameter concrete rings with an insert of a 10feet length, 3inches diameter pvc pipe that is attached to another 10 feet length of 8 inches diameter perforated pipe using a reducer or adapter. Previous design had one 20 feet x 8 inches diameter pipe that was costing approximately Rs. 7,000 more than the current design. With the reduction in the cost of a 10 feet of 8 inch diameter to 3 inch dia pipe the cost is reduced while the reducer cost is added and all the other costs remain the same.

Impact

People Impacted: 68

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 68

13 families are using this bore-dugwell water.

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 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