Prior to working with Global Brigades, the community of El Saucito had 2 community wells to have access to water, but the water was untreated and very limited in dry season. Community members, usually women, loaded water jugs on their heads and walk to and from the well in order to gather enough water for the day. Despite the poor water service, community members paid a monthly fee to retrieve well water in the dry season and there is a Water Council in existence.
Water System Solution
Global Brigades volunteers completed the engineering design for the El Saucito water system in June 2016. In May 2018, construction of the water system began to construct a well system that included a 15000 gallon tank and 6 kilometers of piping. The system was completed in September 2018, and 71 households now have consistent access to clean water.
Water Project Stages
This project was completed in September 2018.