This project will provide a year-round supply of clean and safe drinking water to our local community of El Manzano Uno in rural Nicaragua.Currently, there is a lack of access to sufficient water and the groundwater is contaminated by human and animal waste, plus excessive pesticide usage. The project entails drilling a Deep Water Community Well, installing a Community Water Tower and putting in the Pump and Filter.Water lines will then be established throughout the community for all to use.
There are two major water issues facing our community: 1. A lack of year-round access to sufficient water, a situation that is worsening each year and is now considered critical by many community members; and 2. The contamination of ground water(drinking water sourced in hand dug wells at 25-30 ft) by both human and livestock waste plus excessive pesticide use. 40 families will benefit from the well and will be healthier as a result.
This project will provide clean, safe drinking water year-round to our community. Water census completed March 2015. A community member has donated the land and all will contribute labour. A Community Water Committee shall be elected to oversee the long-term operations of this initiative. Each family will contribute 50 Cordoba (under $2 USD) monthly to the committee to cover energy costs and to set-up a project maintenance fund. Families who cannot pay, may be offered a service exchange.
We will provide year-round clean drinking water to our community. This will help alleviate many health challenges and help to reduce the overall poverty in our area. It will ensure ongoing access to water, especially during Nicaragua's rainy season, when most contamination and drought occur. Further, by not having to worry about access, reliability and contamination of their water, our community can focus on improving other aspects of their lives- education, food, infrastructure, employment.