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

May 2012: This particular site is at soyadpur village of bagjola panchayet. the land is donated by Soyad Ramjan Ali. in baduria Block of N 24 Parganas-

This new area where more than 10 sites are available because the pipeline that was constructed four years ago does not supply water and also the panchayet members complain that the number of taps is not enough for 25000 population. for every 500 people there is one outlet and in some areas people have to walk for 1 kilometer to get water from the pipeline supply. Hence they are keen to get bore-dugwells in this area.
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1. The sites of Majdia, Krishnaganj block of Nadia district have been cancelled since exposure to arsenic is low that we have come to know from the arsenic report collected from the panchayet. We are waiting for the arsenic reports from the lab in Kolkata of 2 sources that were collected by AWS.
2. Now once again the team is meeting with the block officers of Chakdah of Nadia, and Swarupnagar, Baduria and Habra II of N 24 Parganas for pipeline map to select villages where pipelines will not be given. In Swarupnagar and Baduria there are requests from villagers for more bore-dugwells mainly because the quality of water of one recently constructed bore-dugwell, PW218, is excellent.

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This site #PW233, is on the land donated by Sadhon Sarddar of Adityapur village of Kishanganj block in Nadia district. The pilot test was done on 24 Feb 2012 and sand was found within 30 feet depth. Village Meeting was also done and the site is finalized.

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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 6 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    treated with lime to clear the trubid water

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 5 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    set washer,checkvalve today.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 5 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    set washer,checkvalve today.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 26 Dec, 2013

    Field Visit: Not used. community is not informed well about the bi-tech well. After repair in February projector program will be held.

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

    Not used. community is not informed well about the bi-tech well. After repair in February projector program will be held. Due to organic smell at the initial stage of construction in 2012 and not pumping the water the community and the visitors of the mosque never felt encouraged to use the well. We spoke to two female members of the community and explained by showing pictures of PW236 that is closeby that it is essential to pump the water at the initial stage to get clear water. Since nobody pumped the stagnant water produced strong organic smell after few days that discouraged the people. In February this well will be cleaned followed by village meeting on maintenance and also projector program has been scheduled.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 18 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no- pw-233.

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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) About 1 Month after completion 20 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because the water is turbid

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 29 May, 2012

    video about no water supply in pipeline - in bengali

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    In this video the panchayet members are saying:
    1. the pipes were taken away
    2. for 25000 population there are only 46 outlets.
    3. the member seated on the right, opposite to the camera says that for 1200 people there are only 2 taps. and people need to walk for 1 km if the water is supplied.
    4. no body can tell when the water will be supplied. The tank and the pipes have been installed 4 years ago.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 29 May, 2012

    demand for bore-dugwells since pipeline does not supply water.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    This new area where more than 10 sites are available because the pipeline that was constructed four years ago does not supply water and also the panchayet members complain that the number of taps is not enough for 25000 population. for every 500 people there is one outlet and in some areas people have to walk for 1 kilometer to get water from the pipeline supply. Hence they are keen to get bore-dugwells in this area.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 6 Months after start 27 Apr, 2012

    Change of sites due to low arsenic exposure that is 7 % is exposed to more than 50ppb

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    1 The sites of Majdia, Krishnaganj block of Nadia district have been cancelled since exposure to arsenic is low that we have come to know from the arsenic report collected from the panchayet. We are waiting for the arsenic reports from the lab in Kolkata of 2 sources that were collected by AWS.

    2 Now once again the team is meeting with the block officers of Chakdah of Nadia, and Swarupnagar, Baduria and Habra II of N 24 Parganas for pipeline map to select villages where pipelines will not be given. In Swarupnagar and Baduria there are requests from villagers for more bore-dugwells mainly because the quality of water of one recently constructed bore-dugwell, PW218, is excellent.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 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

May 2012: This particular site is at soyadpur village of bagjola panchayet. the land is donated by Soyad Ramjan Ali. in baduria Block of N 24 Parganas-

This new area where more than 10 sites are available because the pipeline that was constructed four years ago does not supply water and also the panchayet members complain that the number of taps is not enough for 25000 population. for every 500 people there is one outlet and in some areas people have to walk for 1 kilometer to get water from the pipeline supply. Hence they are keen to get bore-dugwells in this area.
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1. The sites of Majdia, Krishnaganj block of Nadia district have been cancelled since exposure to arsenic is low that we have come to know from the arsenic report collected from the panchayet. We are waiting for the arsenic reports from the lab in Kolkata of 2 sources that were collected by AWS.
2. Now once again the team is meeting with the block officers of Chakdah of Nadia, and Swarupnagar, Baduria and Habra II of N 24 Parganas for pipeline map to select villages where pipelines will not be given. In Swarupnagar and Baduria there are requests from villagers for more bore-dugwells mainly because the quality of water of one recently constructed bore-dugwell, PW218, is excellent.

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This site #PW233, is on the land donated by Sadhon Sarddar of Adityapur village of Kishanganj block in Nadia district. The pilot test was done on 24 Feb 2012 and sand was found within 30 feet depth. Village Meeting was also done and the site is finalized.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The large diameter (10”) pipes for 25 bore dugwells have arrived within 3 weeks after placing the order. The construction team is engaged in conducting site selection procedures while the awareness team is continuing with awareness programs in schools and communities in the areas where dugwells are in operation.

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.

Funding

Funded:
$1,073

Plan/Proposal