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

Pw213_supervision_by_asit_7_may_2012

Narrative

This site #PW213, is the Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Village meeting was held but the site was cancelled after pilot test when sand layer was not found at the depth of 30 feet. Beyond this depth arsenic may exist in the well water hence the site had to be cancelled. Village meeting for new site is ongoing.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) 9 Months after completion 12 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 40 families.160 people water 17ft 2in good water used for drinking and cooking.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) 9 Months after completion 12 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 40 families.160 people water 17 ft 2 inches good water used for drinking and cooking.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Month after completion 26 Mar, 2012

    PW213: Construction of the bore-dugwell is complete.

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    Thanks go to Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors whose 10 days visit to the region helped to spread the word of people receiving arsenic-safe water from bore-dugwells in West Bengal.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Feb, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 22 Feb, 2011 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 #PW213, is the Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Village meeting was held but the site was cancelled after pilot test when sand layer was not found at the depth of 30 feet. Beyond this depth arsenic may exist in the well water hence the site had to be cancelled. Village meeting for new site is ongoing.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Should complete all construction work before the monsoon (rainy) season that is during the months December 15th to June15th. Village meetings for site selection should be done during the rainy season or months of July to November.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 77

According to the April 2012 there are 77 beneficiaries of 21 families.
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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:
$1,204

Plan/Proposal