Bringing clean Water in don Juan
About the Community
Initially, the school was not able to supply running water to its five buildings. Due to a dependence on a faulty municipal electricity system, the school had no access to water during daily scheduled (and unscheduled) electrical power outages. This was damaging to student health, hygiene, and education.
Our project aims to improve sanitation by providing filtered, running water to the school’s restroom facilities and the school kitchen. EWB-UR is working with the school, the community, local engineers, and professional mentors to create a sustainable solution to this water and sanitation problem.
"Some of the kids in the school have been inspired to become doctors and scientists, using the power of technology for the good of community is helping the work of God" - Father Juan Luis (Principal of the School)
2015: 1st Assessment Trip
- Analyzed the situation, and established a relationship with the community.
2016: 2nd Assessment Trip
- Additional measurements, and testing.
2017: 1st Implementation Trip
- Installed a chlorination system
- Discussed the importance of clean water.
2018: 1st Monitoring Trip
- Data collection on bacteria & chlorine levels
- Worked with community to increase confidence in the system
2019: 2nd Monitoring Trip
- Solar power installation for cases of electric shortage
- Continued testing
2020: 3rd Monitoring Trip
- Ensured all buildings had water
- Impact analysis, interviewed the community
- Water softening filter installed, continued testing