This project provided water for a future home of 100 families. The owners of the land were unable to live on their land because water was a kilometer away and 200 meters below in elevation. The owners were forced to rent property in San Lucas Toliman without potable water and sanitation. The water is running and includes a SunSpring filter that filters contaminants to 1 micron. Even most viruses are larger than a micron. The students of Furman University, Rotary clubs from San Jose and Watsonville CA and the People’s Consultants paid the bills.
Ongoing: The Tale of Two Santa Lucia Utatlan Villages
Santa Lucia Utatlan – The first phase of the Atitlan watershed Program
This project will provide potable water and sanitation to Nuevo Progreso. We will also provide sanitation in Chocol. We will retrofit all the latrines to allow flushing. Sedimentation and bacteriological processes will treat the wastewater. The liquid effluent will be used in agricultural. The project is being funded by Rotary International and four rotary clubs in three states: MN, CA and SC.
Three villages collaborate
The Department of Solola. We will carve out $200,000 worth of sanitation and water work in the upper elevations of the Lake Atitlan watershed. Again the goal is to clean Lake Atitlan. We are starting on the highest elevation in the watershed and working our way down. Providing water and Sanitation to the 400,000 residents in the watershed will cost $40 million. We have a long way to go.