Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2009

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Community Profile

This is the fourth well funded by Northview Christian Church.

Our partner reports,

Poondi Pu School was our second stop of the day with 6
projects to go.  This is a government run school which from an
appearance point of view was a stark contrast than our previous stop.
Here the kids were younger, 300 of them and somewhat unsure of us as
visitors.  We seemed like strangers to them and it took them a little
time to warm up to us.  By the time we left though we had many of them
smiling; taking their picture really helps!

This project was a single hand pump bore well which has it's
primarily provides water to the children at the school as well as the
nearby huts.

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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! Learn more here!


Northview Christian Church, Indiana