Water in “Santa Rosa” Community

Water in “Santa Rosa” Community

Santa Rosa, Santiago del Estero.

We are working to facilitate access to water in a rural community of Santiago del Estero.

 PROJECT FINALIZED
WORK LINE: WATER AND SANITATION
TECHNICAL AREA: INFRASTRUCTURE
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Coordinadores

Maria Hernandez

Adan Levy

Actors involved

Government of Santiago del Estero, Colonia Dora local authorities, Avellaneda Farming Family School, AguaSanas, Flechabus, Marsh, ADIMRA, and EWB-Ar volunteers.

What we are doing

We are working in order the local community can have access to drinking water.

Why

Santa Rosa is a difficult to access place, located 20 km away from Colonia Dora, and it has about 560 inhabitants.  This community does neither have an electricity network nor a drinking water supply service. Water is provided by means of an 8,000-liter tanker truck sent every 20 days by the local authorities.  During rainy seasons, this supply is suspended due to roads are inaccessible. This is supplemented by water coming from various other sources and not all of them are fit for human consumption. Such sources are, for instance, man-made dams, water wells, reservoirs, and a water course located about 10 km away.

With this project we

  • Provide safe sources of water supply.
  • Work towards community empowerment.
  • Foster local productive development.

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