Project Name: Water Supply Project
Project Implementation Area: Baiteshwor-5, Dolakha
Clean water is the basic need of human beings. Without clean water, quality of life cannot be attained. Water is not only a life-giving element but also essential for carrying out day-to-day activities and maintaining cleanliness. Thus, the availability of clean and safe water in an adequate quantity and also on time is a must. It is difficult to imagine quality life in the absence of water. If water is not available in any area, people have to walk tens to hundreds of kilometers distance to fetch water, which is energy-consuming and time-wasting. Apart from this, lack of clean water causes different water-borne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera. Thus, a proper supply of clean water can make life easier and healthier.
Goals and Objectives:
Goal: The major goal of this project is to supply clean water in sufficient volume and make water readily available for the people of Baiteshwor-5, Dolakha
- Construction of reservoir tanks for the storage of adequate water from different sources and make it readily available for members of 40 Households.
- Development of proper plan and system to deliver the water to the concerned households such that it saves both time and energy.
- Proper preservation and maintenance of the constructed tank and pipes under the supervision of Himalayan Care Hands by Users’ group
Steps and Methodology of Implementation:
- Baseline Study
- Coordination and Collaboration with local government
- Proposal submission to donor
- Approval of proposal from a donor agency
- Co-ordination with Social Welfare Council for Project Implementation Approval
- Formation of User’s group to look after the project
- Monitoring and Evaluation regularly by the authorized members of the User’s group
- Reporting to Himalayan Care Hands
- Insufficient water and irregular water supply.
- Reduction in the number and capacity of water resources.
- Different water-borne diseases, especially among children.
For one location,
Targeted beneficiaries= 20 HH
Number of people in each Household = 5 members (average)
Targeted population for one location= 5*20= 100 members
Per capita demand =100 liters per day (domestic usage)
Quantity = per capita demand* Population
=100*100= 10,000 liter
The capacity of the reservoir tank=10 cubic meter
Thus, two reservoir tanks of 10,000 liters will be constructed at two different locations. It is not practical to construct one large reservoir tank instead of two small in the project implementation area as:
- the water has to be brought from two different sources for two different spots
- The topography of the area is such that it demands two distinct places 20 HH live on the downhill and 20 HH on the uphill area of the project implementation area.
- Construction of 2 reservoir tanks in two different locations, each targeting 20 Households
- Regular and timely supply of water to 40 Households
- Preservation of the tank by a water operator selected among the user’s group
- Frequent repair and maintenance of the tank, pipes, and taps
A project does not become successful unless it’s sustainable. The sustainability of any project is ensured only if the beneficiaries develop a feeling of ownership towards the project. This can only be attained if they are involved in the implementation as well as taking care of the project. Thus, local people should be involved from the beginning of the project. To further secure sustainability:
- A consumer group will be formed among the beneficiaries.
- One operator will be selected among the consumer’s group for regular water supply (i.e. timely opening and closing of the tap) and safeguard the water tank and other belongings of the tank.
- Minimum cost will be collected among the consumers on monthly basis, which will be utilized for the repair and maintenance of the tank, pipes, taps, and their parts and paying wages to the operator.
The remarkable characteristic of this project is a sustainable approach to quality water supply by making the beneficiary themselves the owner as well as consumers of the project.
The cost of the project is approximately 12,000 USD, the detailed breakdown of which is given below:
|S.N.||Particulars||Unit Cost in USD||Total Cost in USD|
|1.||Reservoir tank (2) @10,000 liter each||4000||8000|
|2.||Polythene Pipe (2) approx.2000m||1000||2000|
|3.||Fitting materials (Valves, knots, etc)||1000||2000|
|Overall Project Cost||12,000 USD|