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The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -
The Water Project: Southern India -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India - LWI

Impact: 125 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a municipal water source to meet all of their water needs. The LWI India team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a composting toilet as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team by providing meals. The nearest school is located one kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source.

The LWI India team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-seven year old community member and agricultural worker who stated, “Until this new water source came in, we had a hard time finding clean water. The municipal source never delivered water when we needed it. Thank you very much for this new source of water for us.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI India team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.

Project Updates


01/02/2013: New Well Complete In Uthama, India

We are excited to report that the community of Uthama, India has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.


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Project Photos


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.