Project #1007

Supplying Critical Water for Haitian Hospital

by Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership
Jul 7, 2009

Haiti Water Project

In January and March 2009, volunteers worked with hospital staff to complete the installation of the new water well and disinfection system. The well increased the water supply to the hospital by six times. Initial water quality tests indicate that the water is hard (similar to the existing well), and contaminated with high levels of nitrates. The nitrates are probably from the wastewater cesspools located on the hospital grounds. The water can be used for utility purposes, which constitute the greatest demand, but it can not be used as drinking water by infants. Nitrates can interfere with the oxygen carrying capacity of blood in babies. The current plan is to install two distribution systems, one for drinking water and one for utility water.

  • Jill
    Jill I am happy to hear the hospital has better access to water!
    • 8 years ago
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Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership

Location: Portland, Maine - Haiti
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Danny Muller
Project Manager
Portland, Maine United States

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