Fuentes de Vida Community Water Project

 
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Fuentes de Vida Community Water Project

Fuentes de Vida Community Water Project
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young child in Domingo Maiz

young child in Domingo Maiz
Children are the most vulnerable to the consequences of poor infrastructure (view small | med | large | orig)

One of the main streets in Domingo Maiz

One of the main streets in Domingo Maiz
The communities of Veron continue to grow ad hoc without any planning or municipal investment in basic infrastructures (i.e. running water, plumbing, trash collection) (view small | med | large | orig)

community participation

community participation
Fuentes de Vida has focused most of its efforts on community organization and preparation to date in order to better prepare the community for launch of the sewerage system. (view small | med | large | orig)

existing conditions

existing conditions
poor solid waste management and sewage treatment threaten community health in Domingo Maiz (view small | med | large | orig)

Child with skin infection

Child with skin infection
exposure to contaminated water can produce a wide range of parasitic infections especially in children and pregnant or nursing women (view small | med | large | orig)

Community involvement in water testing

Community involvement in water testing
Fuentes de Vida involves the community in testing their own well water and conducting educational campaigns about the risk of contamination (view small | med | large | orig)

sewage

sewage
Sewage is most often piped into nearby open holes (or "cuevas") in the ground - the landscape of Veron is predominantly characterized by a limestone substrate (a very porous/ cavernous rock type). (view small | med | large | orig)

Children playing in Domingo Maiz

Children playing in Domingo Maiz
Despite the impoverished living conditions, Domingo Maiz is actually one of the safer and well organized communities within in the township of Veron (view small | med | large | orig)

Treatment zone in Domingo Maiz

Treatment zone in Domingo Maiz
The purple shaded area shows where the 150 family units will be affected by the water systems. The blue shaded area is the 700m2 parcel of land that will be dedicated to the constructed wetlands. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Puntacana Ecological Foundation

Santo Domingo, n/a, Dominican Republic
http://www.puntacana.org

Project Leader

Jacob Kheel

Environmental Director
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Where is this project located?

Map of Fuentes de Vida Community Water Project