Los Corocitos Water Project

Case study

Existing conditions and problems facing the community

Los Corocitos is a farming village northeast of Las Matas de Farfan (Province of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic). During previous years people of the community have partially constructed sections of a water system, including limited private taps and water distribution lines. However, they currently lack the essential well source and water storage tan

Recommendation

ADrill a well and install a powerful submersible pump at the water source


B

Build a 12,000 gallon storage tank


C

Connect the existing sections of pipe to a new main “trunk line” that will connect to existing distribution lines and private taps at homes throughout the community.


D

Allow the community to invest through their own labor and efforts- the “community in-kind” contribution is approx. $19,000


E

Hygiene workshops will be conducted to improve health and wellbeing of the community


  • Major Funding: Sisters of Charity, Halifax Nova Scotia
  • Population: 750
  • Homes: 120 Project
  • Expenditure: $37,000.00
  • Community Labor: -$19,000.00
  • Estimated final cost: $18,000.00

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