Update El Granadillo / Nahuaterique

 

First Day, June 25

 As a first step, the water board and ADEC conducted an inspection with the contractor to verify what the improvements are to be made to the water system of El Granadillo, we visited the water source, Conduction Line and Tank.

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Inspection Water Source

 

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Inspection Tank

Then there was a meeting with the Water Board and the Assembly to sign the Agreement work, where they explained the   care of materials, work roles, the rules of the administration and execution of the project, the agreement was signed by the entire community and ADEC.

 

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Signing of the Agreement work

Second Day, June 26

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Beneficiaries and Water Board traveled to Marcala community, where gave them the first materials to begin work on improve your project.

 

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First and Second Working Week

In these first two weeks has been working in the conduction line, the community has organized working groups, making trenches in the ground to install the pipe.

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We also worked on the source, climbed the walls, leaks were repaired, improved sand trap, we make a roof to protect the source.

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The tank was fully repaired, leaks are removed, and we installed new valves so ADEC will install a Tablet chlorinator, to ensure that the water quality they will drink.

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Also here is another update that we received:

Scott & James,

   Just returned from the blessing of the Granadillo water project. A very nice celebration with most of the community present and the priest from Marcala doing the blessing. A difficult trip over some horrible roads in 4x4 low for many miles. Made it back before an incredible storm hit Marcala. I made a few comments on behalf of the communities friends from Florida and told the community the most important thing was for them to maintain the system for their children and  their childrens' children. Diana will be sending a report and plan for building the latrines next week. She has done another of her magic administrative feats with the funds and has $2400 saved from the first transfer for the latrines.

  The system is working well and they have more water than ever even after adding 20 families to the system. Apparently these twenty families lived in the portion of the community that used to be part of El Salvador and were excluded from the original project which was built 20 years ago. I have attached a few photos for you to share with the donors.

    Thanks to FWA and the donors from Florida for improving the lives of the people of this long neglected community.

         Fred

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