The community of El Picacho has previously dug 6 wells to have access to better water, but the water is untreated. Community members, usually women, load water jugs on their heads and walk to and from the well in order to gather enough water for the day. The furthest community member lives fifteen minutes away from the nearest well water source. The six wells supply daily water for all community members however lack sufficient water in dry season. Only one well contains potable water. Each well is about 12 meters deep. El Picacho does not have a water council, but rather a community government.
Water System Solution
Global Brigades volunteers completed the engineering design for the El Picacho water system in March 2017. Due to the lack of surface level water sources Global Brigades hopes to work with the community to implement a well and pump system with groundwater. GB is currently seeking partners and funding for the project.
Water Project Stages
This project has not yet been completed.