A consultation with the Village Wash committee was held in Chidambaram at Akasya Hotel on the 9th of January 2010. The primary objectives of the consultation was to: • create awareness on importance of water and environmental sanitation• discuss interventions planned as part of the UNH project and• discuss challenges from the community’s point of view. This committee consist of Panchayat presidents, women self help group members, school teachers, Youth Club members and Animators appointed by FERAL. The Panchayat presidents are the focal persons for this project and the occasion was used to share the project objectives and findings of the surveys of water quality and sanitation conditions in the project villages. Interventions proposed at each of the villages were also discussed and participants contributed to both the discussions and presentations.