Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

Community Profile:
The village of Thennarasur is comprised of 530 landless laborers living in 80 thatch or tile roofed homes.

Currently, the only water source for Thennarasur is a government provided tap water, which is only usable for washing clothes and bathing. The water storage tank is not clean and leaches saline into the water. It is cleaned only once pery ear. The water runs to the village once per day in the morning. However, the further down the water line a villager lives, the less water they will receive. Actual availability time is much less. Additionally, when the electricity is out, the villagers must walk 0.5 km to obtain water. For clean, drinking water, the villagers must purchase bottled water.

The villages have requested a deep bore well with hand pump, so they can have access to safe and protected drinking water any time during the day.

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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


11 individual donors
anna and yennhu
Francis W. Parker School
Moravian Academy