Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 350 Served

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

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Community Profile

Our partner in the field reports…

JAMBUMADAR COLONY is a small hamlet in Thatheiyankarpettai block of Trichy district. There are 60 families with a total population of 350 who belong to the backward community. Almost all the people are involving in agricultural activities. There is one public water tap in the street and the water distribution is done half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening which is not enough to fulfill the drinking water need of these 350 families. As the water distribution is not done properly due to the non availability of electricity in the morning hours, people have to walk quite a distance to the agricultural channel and draw water for use. They sometime suffer from illness as they consume the unprotected water from the open agricultural channel. There is a need to install a deep bore well with hand pump to the village to solve their drinking water problem.

Well Dedication Report

Half an hour ahead of schedule, there was a still a large crowd of men and women waiting to celebrate the opening of this well. The colony leader was enthusiastic and the people excited to begin use of their new hand pump. This is the 2nd donation from the Patel family in memory of their father and the first working with The Water Project.

Thanks to their generosity the 350 inhabitants of this hamlet can enjoy clean drinking water at any time during the day. These agricultural workers had previously relied on water from a tap only twice a day when electricity was sufficient or walking a long distance for unclean water from a channel.

(Please note, photos are small due to limited internet access in India currently.  We will update as able.)

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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.


1 individual donors