Water in “El Negrito” Community

Water in “El Negrito” Community

“El Negrito”, Santiago del Estero.

We worked to enable access to water in a rural community of Santiago del Estero.

PROJECT STATUS: FINISHED
WORK LINE: WATER AN SANITATION
TECHNICAL AREA: INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER AN SANITATION
0 Volunteers
0 People benefitted

Coordinadores

Adán Levy

María Hernandez

ACTORS INVOLVED

Community “El Negrito”, Participants of the Program Amartya Sen (FCE UBA), Basualdo Family, Radunsky-Soletic Family, Gundfos Argentina, Pepperdine University, Wildlife Foundation, ADIMRA, Flechabus, Marsh, Avellaneda School of the Agricultural Family, Colonia Dora Municipality, Santiago del Estero Ministry of Water, Commissioner of Santos Lugares, and EWB-Ar volunteers.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

We worked together with the community to build a rainwater harvesting system via rooftops and tanks in each home, which allow for storage; water reservoirs were expanded and enclosed for other uses and animal feed; a system to extract water from said reservoirs was installed; and distribution amongst homes with a community motorcycle was organized.

WHY

El Negrito is an isolated community of 60 people. Residents drink rainwater that they collect on their roofs and store in tanks. Before this project, they didn’t have enough harvesting or storage capacity to fulfill their needs during droughts; they had to resort to other sources of water that are unfit for human consumption and move their animals several miles for them to drink. In addition, the area does not have an electrical system.

WITH THIS PROJECT WE

  • Improved minimum supply of drinkable water.
  • Improved health and quality of life for residents.
  • Shared knowledge, practices and experience with the community.

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