This is a problem, indeed. To be exact, I would definitely work on solving this problem. I will try thinking of some neat solutions to this problem.
If the well is too far, why not make another one nearer? Or, we can also make appropriate arrangements of water supply for those people. We can try supplying pure and clean water in the taps.
But, I alone can't solve this problem. So, I would approach to the Locality Counselor. Am going to inform him/her about the problem, and opine my views and opinions about this problem also, suggest him/her some solutions I came up with. Surely, my concern for people would be appreciated by him/her, and he/she would doubtlessly implement the solutions.
In this way, I am certain to be able to solve the problem for once and all!