Studies show that most projects fail due to lack of follow-up and maintenance. Our program is still running after more than a decade because of this component 'maintenance' that is crucial. The communities get to know the field staff, they become a friendly health care taker. It is hard to listen and believe a city geek than a person from the same area who is also a victim. Training is provided on how to measure the volume of water and apply chlorine-based disinfectant and also to make small repairs to the wells—so eventually they can take ownership of their wells. As our goal is to make our wells sustainable and continuous surveillance is exceptionally important; users sometimes revert to using contaminated tubewells as soon as they encounter problems such as a hand pump that needs fixing. Over time, beneficiaries realize the value of consuming arsenic-safe water.
Washing of the well ID#198 - routine cleaning if any well get submerged in water during the monsoon.
One field staff is trying to train a beneficiary to send text to the PWX website crowd based monitoring system.
The field staff are analysing the well water for arsenic. This is done once a year of selected wells and also of tubewells both deep and shallow whenever required.
Visit of the board members and technical adviser to one of the disturbed wells in February of 2013.
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