Water and Environmental Sanitation Program, Banke (Completed June 2006)

Start Date: January 2007

End Date: March 20, 2007

Location: Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekha

Donor(s): SAHAKARYA, CECI Nepal

Budget: NRs. 369,468.00 (US$ 5,171.00)

The project first involved the selection of water sample sources according to set source and sample collection points from Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Jumla, Surkhet and Dailekh. The samples were later analyzed through microbiological testing. Potential factors for contamination were identified and their relationship to contamination was assessed. Follow-up and proactive measures for the protection and treatment of drinking water were identified as well.