Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

This well, the first of two projects funded by Burns FFA, serves around 750 -900 Dalit families.  They have been suffering for some time due to their water needs.  Prior to this well being installed they walked great distances for water.   Even then, what they found was water designated for the fields and crop growing – unsuitable and unsafe to drink.

The Wells for Life team reported that, as they arrived on the scene “there were a large number of villagers waiting for us along with elected community leaders.  It was apparent that the provision of the well, tank and taps was just what they needed.  The atmosphere was happy and everyone was celebrating the new gift of water.”

These wells, pumps and tap stands will make gathering clean, safe water
very easy for these densely populated villages. The projects were
funded through and managed by our partner, Wells for Life.

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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.



Sponsors

Groups:
Burns High School FFA – North Carolina

Burns High School