Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Mar 2010

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

Our partner reports from the field that…

Close to this project is a school and large church and yet even with this, accessible water is limited and so they are forced to the fields for water.

On arrival final adjustments were being made to the pump mechanism and once all the bolts were tightened we proceeded to cut the ribbon and pump the water.  The mood was very festive here and the school children excited for our arrival.  I was told there are 350 to 400 people in this area using our project and they were all untouchables.

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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:
Northview Christian Church, Indiana