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Development of Centralized Water Supply System in Velykoploske Village Presentation prepared under DEFRA funded Replicable Methods of Improvement of Rural Water Supplies and Sanitation Project
Velykoploske Village: Number of households – 1500. Population – 3200. Annual budget – UAH 144 000 Number of artesian wells – 5 Water quality in artesian wells meets standards “Potable Water”. Water pollution in household wells: nitrate concentration exceeds statutory levels 35 times. Number of children having had hepatitis – over 40.
Problems related to inadequate potable water : High morbidity rate among children; Vegetable pollution as a result of using poor quality water for sprinkling vegetable gardens.
Reasons of water pollution in household wells : Pollution of ground water with effluent from places where manure has been stored since the village foundation; Pollution of ground water with effluent from sinkholes (toilets); Wells are located close to manure storage and/or toilets (own and neighbours’).
Velykoploske Village Working Group : Orlov V.К. – Village Council Head Katrichko N.М. – Head of “Monolit” Ltd. Shyshkin N.N. – Head of “Topaz” Ltd. Kuzminskiy Y.N. – Head of “Agrosoyuz” Ltd. Privalov G.М. – Head of “Rassvet” Agricultural Production Co-operative Yezhdin I.А. – Head of “Agrotechnika” Ltd. Kudelin К.I. – “Kristal” Ltd. Podvysotskaya Т.N. – Programme Manager Shvets А.М. – Project Co-ordinator from Velykomikhaylovsky rayon Dolgikh N.P. – Project Co-ordinator
Velykoploske Working Group Members
What was planned to do for developing centralized water supply system : Carry out chemical and bacteriological analysis of water in wells and boreholes; Prepare and carry out awareness campaign aimed at population involvement; Prepare a business plan for the municipal enterprise development; Develop software and water user database to ensure efficient operation of the enterprise; Develop and deliver training for the municipal enterprise staff; Carry out work on reconstruction of artesian wells, water-pipe laying, and water user connection; Develop a plan of reducing ground water pollution.
What was done to develop a centralized water supply system : carried out chemical and bacteriological analysis of water in artesian wells and household wells; carried out information campaign among community members and representatives of business and local authorities; relevant equipment purchased for the enterprise; the borehole restored; 7,5 км water-pipe laid through the village; 70 houses connected to the water-pipe; Software developed and staff trained for the communal enterprise; UAH 25 thousand raised from local enterprises.
What should be done to ensure water supply system operation : connect all village households to the water-pipe within one year; restore five artesian wells and connect them to the water supply system; equip the municipal enterprise with a tractor and a trailer; raise funds from the village dwellers for laying the water-pipe and connecting water users to it; start manure removal from farmsteads in order to reduce ground water pollution; raise awareness among village residents about health risks associated with the use of polluted drinking water.
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