Health
 Honduras
Project #3897

Clean Water for a Well Community - Colonia Segovia

by Engineers Without Borders South Central Florida Chapter

Summary

Approximately 500 people in Segovia lack access to safe, clean, potable water. EWB will help provide water to every house by means of a new well, a storage tank and a distribution system.
$2,795
total raised
34
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Segovia is a community located on the outskirts of La Esperanza, Honduras. Approximately 80 families, 500 people live in Segovia. The majority of residents use an existing well for drinking, laundry and meal preparation that is heavily contaminated while others (mostly women and children) spend a large portion of their days gathering water from other sources. This project will provide infrastructure to protect and purify a new well, bringing clean, protected water directly to their homes.

Solution

A topographic and health survey plus water quality tests were taken. A new well and storage tank are being built with a distribution system to provide access to clean potable water at every house. More efficient stoves and latrines will follow after.

Long-Term Impact

The EWB SCFL chapter has made a 5 year commitment to the community of Segovia. Our goal is to help improve the health and quality of life of the local families through the provision of a clean potable water source and drainage and sanitation systems.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ewb-scfl.org/​projects.html
Chapter Homepage
Engineers Without Borders, USA

Organization Information

Engineers Without Borders South Central Florida Chapter

Location: Boulder, Colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ewb-usa.org
Engineers Without Borders South Central Florida Chapter
Project Leader:
Brooksie Barton
EWB-USA SCFL President
Saint Petersburg, FL United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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