CHASS | Changanacherry Social Service Society

WATSAN

Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) program of CHASS aimed to ensure permanent drinking water facilities along with proper and safe sanitation to the people of our operational area with particular mention to the water logged Kuttanad region.

A. WATSAN Training

Ten Water and Sanitation Training programs were conducted in Edathua, Thakashy Panchayaths in Kuttanad region in collaboration with Conferenza Episcopal Italaiana Rome as part of 2018-19 flood rehabilitation Program. Altogether 5015 families participated in the program.

B. Supply of Water purifier

CHASS helped 807 families from Kuttanad region to install household water purifying system for ensuring good water for cooking and drinking.

#

Name of project

Agency/ organization

Families  assisted

Financial support(RS)

1

Rebuilding Kuttanad 

Archdiocese of Changanacherry

414

2070000

2

WATSAN program

Xisco Munoz Expulg, Spain

100

550000

3

Participatory Effort in Relief, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in Kuttanad

Conferenza Episcopale Italiana

193

965000

4

Athijeevan Project

Caritas India

100

550000

 

Total

807

41,35,000

 C. Rainwater harvesting tanks

CHASS has adopted and widely propagated appropriate technology options in tackling the age-old drinking water problem in Kuttanadu. The Society has widely popularised rainwater harvesting in Ferro cement tanks from the roof of houses as a sustainable solution. The Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (Government of Kerala), Central Ground Water Board (Government of India) and Centre for Earth Science Studies (Government of Kerala) are consulted for the programme.

Rainwater storing capacity

No .of Units constructed

5000 litters

150

10000 litters

24

25000 litters

20

30000 liters

05

50000 litters

05

100000 liters

03

D. PAR in well recharging

CHASS associated with Kerala Social Service Forum in Participatory Action Research (PAR) on well recharging in two locations in Kottayam and Alappuzha district. Water recharging devises were installed near to the wells selected for research and channelled rainwater flow to the devises to be filtered slowly to the well. Monthly water level collected and recorded for further study and analysis. KSSF published the findings in their booklet Participatory Action Research (PAR) on well recharging.

E. Echo Project

The concluding ceremony and dedication of ECHO PROJECT implemented in Champakulam, Nedumudy and Kainakary Panchayaths implemented in collaboration with European Union and Caritas India was organised on 30th and 31st May at 4 locations of  Champakulam, Nedumudy and Kainakary Panchayaths. Fr. Joseph Kalarickal presided over the meetings. The concerned panchayath presidents inaugurated the program in their respective panchayaths.  Under this project 500 families from Champakulam, Nedumudy and Kainakary Panchayaths were assisted for WATSAN programs such as, water tanks, water purifier etc.

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