Rtn. G. Narayan Kshetri
Rotary Foundation Matching Grant project No-75577
Host Clubs – RC Narayani Mid Town Nepal & RC Fairfield, IOWA,USA.
The safe drinking is the basic needs for every human beings, but the crises of safe drinking water is worsening globally and in Nepal it is one of the leading causes that enhances the health related problems. Our country being a landlocked, mountainous and backward nation is facing enormous challenges to improve the health and quality of life of our citizens. Presently, socio-economics indicators for the country reveal it to be among the least well off countries in South Asia and the world. The population is predominantly rural. About 20% of the total population lives in 58 municipalities of the country. The health profile of the country reveals a high incidence of illness due to unsafe water, sanitation and personal hygiene; mortality. Typhoid, hepatitis and parasitic infection of the intestine are very common. Inadequate access to safe and reliable water supplies and sanitation facilities, combined with unhealthy personal, household and environment hygiene practices are to be known for worsening the condition.
Service above self the basic motto of Rotary International and all the Rotarians are voluntarily serving the society for their crises. Safe drinking water is one of focus area of Rotary International were all Rotarians are putting their best support the water management in the needy community. So Rotarian of R C Narayani Mid Town and R C Fairfield have extended their helping hands to support the Jaluke water community.
A Brief Description of The project
M G Project Name : Rotary Jaluke drinking water project
R I Matching Grant No. : 75577
Primary host club : R C Narayani Mid Town
Host R I District : R I D 3292
International Partner club : R C Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
International R I District : R I D 6000
Location : Gaidakot, ward no-1.2 and 4, near Maula Kalika foot hills.
Project Beneficiary : Approx 15,000 population
Total Project cost : USD 1,09,252 Equivalent to Nrs, 90 Lakhs
Project Implanting Committee
Objective of the Project :
The objective of the Project is to support the Gaidakot VDC ward no 1,2,&4 community in their safe drinking problem This project is designed to support the construction of initial infrastructure that will provide safe drinking water for the current population of approx 10,000 and will cater the rapid expanding population growth upto 20,000 people in another 10 years. The project system is designed based on criteria of the Standard DWSS Design Guidelines unless specific site conditions demand otherwise. Design Guidelines is adopted for design period, type of system, consumption rate, pressure requirements, etc. The system proposed is designed with following provisions:
COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT
Tube Well: was used as the source of pure drinking water. Approx 90 meters boring was done in two places as the first boring point was failure and the second point was very much successful. From the second bore well approx 28 Litre water output was achieved which is double the required quantity.
Storage Tank (Reservoir) : 400 thousand RCC storage water tank was constructed in the system. However the actual capacity of the reservoir on the basis of average daily demand for the design year has been calculated to be 200 cum, so accordingly the RCC tank was constructed on the top of a small hill near the foothill of Maula kalika temple. The elevated reservoir tank has enabled the natural gravity down flow of water supple to the consuming water pipelines.
Supply of 125 mm and 250 mm Pipes: The supply of HDEP Pipes the work was done in order to supply water from deep bore well to RCC reservoir tank and from water supply from RCC reservoir tank to the pipe lines.
Electrical and panel works: Supply and installation electrical Panel and pumping work was done in order to run the pumping out of the safe potable water and all these works was partiall done by Swikrity Suppliers, Nepal Electricity authority and community itself.
Necessary appurtenances such as air valve chamber Pump house and pipe valve boxes are provided along the pipelines for proper functioning of the system and regulating flow. Pipe valve chambers are provided for ease of operation and maintenance, and to reduce the initial cost of construction.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION & AWARENESS PROGRAM
Appropriate training to the WUSC members, teachers, VDC officials and female CHVs are deemed necessary for the sustainability of the water supply systems. So accordingly Project analysis and pre construction training, Quality control and local & non local materials procurement training, Water safety plan training, Maintenance and operational training) were conducted to the user’s community and the committee members as per the Project proposal. Total 4 trainings (Project analysis and pre construction training, Quality control and local & non local materials procurement training, Water safety plan training, Maintance and operational training) were conducted to the user’s community and the committee members as per the Project proposal
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE COSTS
The operation and maintenance cost include unseen expanses, remuneration of VMW (Village maintenance worker personnel) and the maintenance cost. The remuneration of VMW is decided by the WUSC and maintenance cost shall be covered by the income from regular water tariff collection by connection of water meter.
The system is designed with the provision of Private connection, Water tariff on regular collection on water meter connection. This system is appropriate for the sustainable operation and maintenance of the system. It must be adequate and sufficient to pay the operation and maintenance cost, to pay salaries of staff, pay for repairs and replacement of parts and build reserve fund to finance improvements in the system. The decision on the rate of rate of water tariff is left to the WUSC
Project Inauguration and Handing over.
The project was formally started banner unveiling program done by 2011/12 District Governor Basudev Golayan, similarly the project was completed and handed over to the community with the grand Inauguration program organized with RID 3292 DG Rtn Yogendra man Pradhan as chief guest and RID 6000 PDG Rtn Calvin Litwiller as special guest on 20th May 2013 at the project site Gaidakot. The Inauguration was participated by four Rotarians from International Partner club R C Fairfirld, Rtn Douglas, Rtn Rachel Litwiller from R C Mt Pleasant, Rtn Brock Earnhardt from R C Davenport, IOWA USA , and 20 Rotarians of RC Narayani mid town and many local dignitaries have attended the grand ceremony.
The Jaluke drinking water user community is well-organized and very active organization. They have their own office and a democratically elected executive body. This group has an experience in maintaining the current pipeline system of water source 7 Km away for more than 10 years. The user community will institute a system of paying monthly charges for consumed water; the amount collected will be used for maintenance and improvement of this water system. After implementing and evaluating the project we gained a strong faith that the project is very much sustainable and also foresee for strong recommendation for expansion and up gradation of the project. I finally express my words of gratitude to Rotary Foundation, RID 3292, RID 6000 and all the Rotarians of R C Fairfield and R C Narayni Mid Town beside the joint project implementing committee members of Jaluke water user’s community of who were directly or indirectly involved in supporting for the successful completion of this wonderful safe drinking water project.