Las Alcantaras

Project Start Date:Thursday, January 10, 2008
Completion Date:11/10/2008
Target Completion-
Number of Homes:25

Project Details

  • Design will accommodate growth to 160 residents
  • Residents are subsistence farmers
  • System draws water from 3 small springs sending the flows to a single storage tank
  • Simple distribution network provides 14 stands very near residences
  • Pipeline from spring to tank = 626m
  • Distribution network pipeline = 2121m
  • Each family contributed 118 man-days of work
  • Previously drew water from unimproved pits and seasonal streams
  • Previous water never dropped below several hundred coliforms /100ml