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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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) About 5 Years after completion 20 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    halth meeting has been finished 4families17people

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 5 Years after completion 28 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    11' water. 6 familise, 26 peoples. Used for cooking and drinking . Gave the theoline 200 ml.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 4 Years after completion 29 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Gave the handover folder.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 4 Years after completion 26 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    2" ft water. 6 families, 26 people. Gave the theoline 400 ml. Used for cooking.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 4 Years after completion 29 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    4 ft water. 6 families, 26 people. Used for drinking and cooking.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 4 Years after completion 8 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Dry. Need the maintenance.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 4 Years after completion 4 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Water callection.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 6 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Good water, 6 familis used for drinking and cooking.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 3 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Good water, 6 familis user, cooking & drinking.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 17 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    water 13'. Thouline 500 ml, good water. 6 family user, cooking &drinking.

  • 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 Total coliform and Fecal coliform both were found as 'undetected'. Date of water collection for bacteria tests was on 6th December 2008.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Even though the quality of water is normal people are not accepting this traditional mode of water supply. There is a need of more publicity of the use of the dugwell water that are being used in the neighboring villages. Promoting this modified design of dugwell through media, newspaper, TV, Radio is lacking that would have enhanced the efficient use of self managed water systems.

Impact

People Impacted: 17

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 17

As of June 2012 17 consumers belonging to 4 families use this well.
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According to the register record of July 2011, number of families is 6: Male=12; Female=14, Children<5=3.

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. Photos of the Health meeting will be uploaded shortly

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

For 40 dugwells USD1360

Funding

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

Plan/Proposal