Micronesia, Federated States of: Weno Water Supply Well Remediation Project

Sovereign Project | 41578-022

Summary

The overall goal of the Project is to provide secure and safe water supply to the residents of Weno Island in Chuuk State. Specifically, the Project will (i) develop water demand forecasts for Weno Island up to the year 2020, and identify potential sources of water to meet long-term demand. A willingness to pay (WTP) survey and a tariff study will also be undertaken; (ii) increase the quantity of water abstracted from groundwater sources to reduce the gap between demand and supply; (iii) improve the quality of water delivered to water supply consumers through chlorination; (iv) decrease the incidence of waterborne diseases; (v) train water supply personnel to maintain the water supply wells; and (vi) increase community awareness on the need to use water wisely and to protect watersheds.

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Project Name Weno Water Supply Well Remediation Project
Project Number 41578-022
Country Micronesia, Federated States of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9122-FSM: Weno Water Supply Well Remediation Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 980,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The overall goal of the Project is to provide secure and safe water supply to the residents of Weno Island in Chuuk State. Specifically, the Project will (i) develop water demand forecasts for Weno Island up to the year 2020, and identify potential sources of water to meet long-term demand. A willingness to pay (WTP) survey and a tariff study will also be undertaken; (ii) increase the quantity of water abstracted from groundwater sources to reduce the gap between demand and supply; (iii) improve the quality of water delivered to water supply consumers through chlorination; (iv) decrease the incidence of waterborne diseases; (v) train water supply personnel to maintain the water supply wells; and (vi) increase community awareness on the need to use water wisely and to protect watersheds.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved living and health standards on Weno Island.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Secure, accessible, and safe water supplies to communities on Weno Island.
Progress Toward Outcome Most areas on Weno Island have access to a continuous water supply. The exception is the southern side of the island which is sparsely populated and not serviced by the public water supply system.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Consumer embrace water conservation.

2. CPUC's water and sanitation services are financially and technically sustainable.

3. CPUC is able to meet consumer demand for piped water.

4. Water supplied by CPUC is potable.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A willingness to pay survey implemented.

A program of water quality monitoring was designed and is being implemented.

29 water supply wells have been recommissioned.

All water distributed by the CPUC water supply network is treated.

The project is now complete and is currently being closed.

Geographical Location Federated States of Micronesia
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The design, preparation, and implementation of the Project adopt a participatory approach as follows:

(i) The Project was designed through a series of stakeholder meetings in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) including the Chuuk State Government, the FSM National Government, and CPUC.

(ii) During implementation, the Project will be guided by the Chuuk State Infrastructure Planning and Implementation Committee (IPIC). The Chuuk State IPIC has representatives from the Governors Office, the Department of Planning, the Chuuk Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation and Public Works, and CPUC and is chaired by the Lieutenant Governor.

(iii) Community involvement through participation in the community awareness program to promote conservation of water by reducing water consumption and wastage and to highlight the need for tariffs.

(iv) A series of stakeholder meetings and workshops will be held throughout the implementation of the Project to seek stakeholder views. Where possible, the Project design will be amended to address stakeholder concerns.

During Project Implementation Stakeholder meetings and workshops were conducted throughout the implementation of the project. The Chuuk Womens Council was instrumental in facilitating effective community consultations which contributed to a greater awareness among the community on water conservation, water quality and hygiene issues.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services requirement completed.
Procurement All procurement completed.
Responsible ADB Officer Stephen Blaik
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Dept.of Transport,Communication & InfrastructureMr. Phillip Josephphillipjkamor@yahoo.comPalikir, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 15 Oct 2007 to 19 Oct 2007
MRM 31 May 2007
Approval 17 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Grant 9122-FSM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jul 2008 10 Sep 2008 10 Sep 2008 16 Jul 2011 09 Jul 2012 10 Mar 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.98 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Jul 2008 0.00 0.91 93%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.98 17 Jul 2008 0.00 0.91 93%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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