Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Mar 2010

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

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Community Profile

The original request for this well read…

“Around 150 scheduled
caste families with a total population of 650 live in the outskirts of
the main village. Economically they have very low status as all these
families eke out a living from agricultural labor. They live in mud
walled cum thatched roof huts. There is no viable drinking water
facilities within the reach of the community. As these people live in
the tail end they could not have access to drinking water from the
public taps as most of the time they are dry. They used to draw water
from the nearby agricultural lake which is highly polluted and unsafe
for drinking. DPWA had helped them with installation of a deep bore well
cum hand pump in their street in 1998. This was only the source of
their safe and protected drinking water use. As the bore well has become
dry, these people are in real need to have another deep bore well cum
hand pump in their village. As they use to walk distant place to bring
drinking water from the open wells, the Member of the Legislative
Assembly along with the village community have applied to DPWA for
installation of a deep bore well cum hand pump”

This location was actually home to two new wells.  The area is densely populated.  From their visit at the dedication, our partner reported…

The project was located next to a new building which was undergoing construction.  The evening was approaching and the scene was quite festive.  Before we knew it there were over a hundred people crowding around us and so after finding chairs to sit in and sharing the gospel we were given Sprite and some biscuits which was their way of saying thanks.

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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