Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2009

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Community Profile

This is the fifth well given by Northview Christian Church.

In this village there are 100 dalit families with a population of
400 in the Adi Dravidar Street area. Most of them are landless
agricultural laborers.

Though there is a water tank with pipelines in the village, most of
the time the water tank is dry and there is no regular water
distribution in the water taps. As the water is pumped and stored into
the water tank once every ten or fifteen days, tank water is suitable
only for washing and other purposes and not for drinking, as the water
is not cleaned. They used to draw water from the nearby agricultural open wells for drinking.

Now, thanks to our friends at Northview Christian Church, these families about a safe, clean and reliable source of water.

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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


Northview Christian Church, Indiana