Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jun 2010

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Community Profile

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Alunthalaipur is rural village situated in Pullambadi block of Trichy district where there are 600 people belong to the scheduled caste. Most of them are daily wage earners and they work in the nearby factories, some take up to construction labor and road laying activities. They have poor economical status. They are treated as untouchables in the society. There is only one public tap in tail end of the village. Water distribution is done only just half an hour in the morning only and most of the time it is dry owing to power cut by the EB department. Hence these 600 people suffer from the short supply of drinking water. So they walk distant places where the open wells are situated and sometime they consume water from the nearby stream during the rainy season. As there is no safe and protected drinking water source in their village, they suffer from an availability of drinking water everyday. To solve their drinking water need we appeal for you to help us to provide a deep bore well with hand pump to the community so that they could have access to safe drinking water all through the day.

Well Dedication Report:

This well was installed at a local Secondary School.

This is the first of two donations made by the Patel family in memory of their father for The Water Project. Thanks to their generous gift, hundreds of children are benefiting from clean drinking water every day at school.

We walked to this dedication straight from another. There was lots of construction and some classes were taking place outside as they patiently waited for their new classroom facilities. With several government leaders as well as Priests present making known their appreciation, it was clear that this well was just what the school needed. With around a thousand students at the school, clean drinking water is imperative.

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Project Type

Abundant water is often right under our feet! Beneath the Earth’s surface, rivers called aquifers flow through layers of sediment and rock, providing a constant supply of safe water. For borehole wells, we drill deep into the earth, allowing us to access this water which is naturally filtered and protected from sources of contamination at the surface level. First, we decide where to drill by surveying the area and determining where aquifers are likely to sit. To reach the underground water, our drill rigs plunge through meters (sometimes even hundreds of meters!) of soil, silt, rock, and more. Once the drill finds water, we build a well platform and attach a hand pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around five gallons of water per minute!


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