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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    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 18 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    10ft. water, neighbours dispute. not used.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2008 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.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

For 40 dugwells USD1360

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Research and Development is part of the project. The arsenic level was 11 PPB tested on 30th June 2008. The average of duplicate water samples for Total coliform and Fecal coliform are 155 and 'undetected' respectively. Date of water collection for bacteria tests was on 6th December 2008.

Impact

People Impacted: 41

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 41

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=41; Families=12; Male=26, Female=51, children <5 =1 and students = 9.
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There are 16 families and 66 consumers in December 2008. The register is being created. Health meetings in all the communities are on-going.

People Getting Other Benefits: 50

Health meeting and villages meetings have been organized in this community-based-group. The discussions were on arsenic health effects and personal hygiene. A training program on the maintenance of the dugwells (including chlorination) is given to develop a sense of ownership and to make the program sustainable.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $34

Creating and measuring long-term impact

For 40 dugwells USD1360

Funding

Funded:
$1,171
Final Cost:
$1,171
$1,171:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal