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

Pw212

Narrative

The new site for borewell #PW212 is in Hyderpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Arshad Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.
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31st December: Boring and digging is complete. Housing is ongoing.

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CANCELLED SITE AFTER PILOT TEST.

This site #PW209 is in Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Thakur Charan Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

This year there is a delay in the construction due to the following reasons:
1. during april and may no village meetings could be held because of assembly election in the state election;
2. many sites were selected and village meetings were held several months before the construction. Many sites were cancelled because of pipelines that the local panchayet came to know about later. In fact sites in two blocks, Haringhata and Bashirhat have been replaced by sites in Baduria and Swarupnagar.
3. During pilot tests due to non availability of water bearing sand layer and family or neigborly disputes by now 22 sites been cancelled.
4. At every new site village meetings are being held that leads to delay too.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 18 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no- pw-209.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 16 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    we are doing healthmetting m4 f10 c2

    • SMS
    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) 10 Months after completion 6 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting is ok. The poeple 15. Office attendance: Farida, Aparna, Shilpi.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 10 Months after completion 6 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 6 families 23 people theoline 500 gram

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 3 Months after completion 23 Mar, 2012

    Picture is uploaded of the bore-dugwell being complete and in use.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Picture is uploaded of the bore-dugwell being complete and in use.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 3 Months after completion 20 Mar, 2012

    Picture of the construction being complete is still pending.

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    Picture of the construction being complete is still pending.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2011 Implementation Phase
  • 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

The new site for borewell #PW212 is in Hyderpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Arshad Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.
_______________________
31st December: Boring and digging is complete. Housing is ongoing.

____________________
CANCELLED SITE AFTER PILOT TEST.

This site #PW209 is in Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Thakur Charan Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

This year there is a delay in the construction due to the following reasons:
1. during april and may no village meetings could be held because of assembly election in the state election;
2. many sites were selected and village meetings were held several months before the construction. Many sites were cancelled because of pipelines that the local panchayet came to know about later. In fact sites in two blocks, Haringhata and Bashirhat have been replaced by sites in Baduria and Swarupnagar.
3. During pilot tests due to non availability of water bearing sand layer and family or neigborly disputes by now 22 sites been cancelled.
4. At every new site village meetings are being held that leads to delay too.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Construction of bore-dugwell, boring and digging, should complete before the monsoon or rainy season. We have learnt that even after boring is completed, digging cannot be done when the water table is high without using heavy duty water pump. However, low ordinary pump is used when the water to be pumped out is maximum 4 feet in the dugwell. Pilot testing should be done as soon as the sites are selected in the month of November - January. so that there will be time to finish digging before onset of the monsoon if the site gets cancelled.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

The community will start using the well water after the arsenic report. Water has been collected for the arsenic analysis.
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

Construction of bore-dugwell, boring and digging, should complete before the monsoon or rainy season. We have learnt that even after boring is completed, digging cannot be done when the water table is high without using heavy duty water pump. However, low ordinary pump is used when the water to be pumped out is maximum 4 feet in the dugwell. Pilot testing should be done as soon as the sites are selected in the month of November - January. so that there will be time to finish digging before onset of the monsoon if the site gets cancelled.

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