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 #PW194, is in Kalitala Village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Gour Saddar donated the site for the community.
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The dugwell ID number has been revised.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 3 Months after completion 26 Mar, 2012

    PW194:delay in digging.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    PW194: the water table of this well is still high after the rain in winter. The sand layer was at the depth of 8 feet. After boring digging was started with layering concrete rings. Three of concrete rings are now under water that means sand boiling is moving the rings further deep. Until the water is dried up in summer digging of this well is not possible now. Need to keep observing the situation. once again another lesson is being learned that is not to insert the 10 feet pipe to a depth of 27 feet if the sand layer is higher than usual. Usually the sand layer is found at the depth of 14 feet (average) in this area.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 3 Months after completion 19 Mar, 2012

    Picture of the construction being complete is still pending.

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    Picture from the construction site of the construction being complete is still pending.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2011 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 9 Jul, 2011

    Operating Status:

    To day 9.7.2011 pilot testing Swarupnager owner name gour sardar testing 25feet. 16feet to 25feet medium sand came out

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 30 Nov, 2010 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 #PW194, is in Kalitala Village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Gour Saddar donated the site for the community.
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The dugwell ID number has been revised.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Digging is complete and housing is going on. Pictures are pending.
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Due to cancellation of sites at Swarupnagar, Bashirhat and Baduria new sites were selected following the selection procedure of village meetings and geocoding that delayed in construction and only boring could be done at some sites. Followed by the heavy monsoon rain since end of July to present there was further delay. The monsoon rain will continue till end of October and hoping to complete the project in November 2011.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

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 North 24 Parganas. The seven honorary board members are located in Kolkata. New field workers have been engaged mainly for the surveillance program. There is one project manager, one technical manager, one awareness program manager, two technical assistants, one maintenance assistant, one assistant for data entry, one account assistant and three field workers; three more field workers will be hired. All field staff are constantly interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on well maintenance, organizing village meetings and health meetings. The project manager visits the villages three to four times a week and works alongside the field workers, meeting with government officials and villagers, selecting sites, coordinating well construction, sending reports to Project Well and meeting with the members AWS to keep the projects running. The awareness programmer is in charge of conducting public education programs in the communities and educational institutions, which is the other component that makes our program sustainable.

Funding

Funded:
$1,160

Plan/Proposal