Clean Water for Rural Honduras

by EcoLogic Development Fund
Vetted
Mar 7, 2012

Water Board President Welcomes Staff

Don Carlos Cruz, current President of the AJAASPIB
Don Carlos Cruz, current President of the AJAASPIB

EcoLogic works with 27 communities in Honduras supporting a regional, community-led Association of Water Committees (AJAASSPIB) that oversees the provision of clean drinking water to the residents of the communities.

Recently EcoLogic Program Officer Gina Rindfleisch met with AJAASSPIB President Don Carlos in Honduras and was shown the inner workings of the water sanitation system. The system is made up of over a dozen chlorine tablets through which the water runs before it enters, and is stored in the water tank. The tablets must be replaced, on average, every two weeks. The system ensures that when community members turn on their faucets they know the water they are giving their families is clean and safe to drink.

Don Carlos said, “We dream that this project is going to grow more… and we can arrive at a moment in which we can assert our voices at a national level so it can work for the benefit of the communities and we can assure that the water is going to be here for a long time.”

EcoLogic and AJAASSPIB have been working together for over five years to execute a watershed management strategy that prevents water shortages. We look forward to continuing to build the institutional capacity of AJAASSPIB to extend their reach and influence even further in 2012 and help even more communities have access to safe, reliable drinking water.

The long blue tubs contain chlorine tablets.
The long blue tubs contain chlorine tablets.
A look inside a tank at the sanitation system
A look inside a tank at the sanitation system

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EcoLogic Development Fund

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ecologic.org
Project Leader:
Alexa Piacenza
Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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