Community built water sanitation projects that bring electricity to small communities.聽 Everybody wins, here is our model:
Over a six year period, SCSRN in partnership with Southwest Durham Rotary and Rotary International provided over $85,000 in funding to rebuild the water system for the town of San Ram贸n and extend electricity to a rural community located near town. The work was carried out by the Nicaraguan water company for the region.聽 In addition to installing larger pipes, the system included a well from which water is pumped to the holding tanks for the town’s water supply.
The community of Las Delicias provided the manual labor to dig a trench for the water pipes in exchange for receiving electric service which was also needed to power the well pump. Now when it rains heavily and the water entering the old water filtration plant is too full of sediment to process in large enough quantities to supply the town’s needs, there is a quick source of clean water.
Here you can see the system’s inauguration amidst great fanfare in 2009 and has since brought clean water to the homes of thousands of people and electricity to the grateful community of Las Delicias.
In addition, funding was provided to repair leaking water pipes running throughout the town reducing the previous 60% of loss to the system to an acceptable level.
SCSRN is interested in helping rural communities achieve community-built water supply systems.