Milagro is a village located about 10 miles east of San Salvador. This is a grassroots water supply project that will serve approximately 10,000 people or 2,000 families. This project has developed from a basic community need that has existed for decades. Waterborne illness and delivery is a long-standing problem those who cannot afford to buy water must labor several times a day to draw water from river, stream, and spring sources that are typically unsafe for potable water needs. This project addresses a decades-long basic community need. Water-borne illness is a long-standing problem, and delivery of the current water supply imposes a severe financial strain on the community.
Our local NGO partner is ENLACE. EWB-OC is to help provide a clean water distribution system as well as hygiene education and training in the local communities on operations and maintenance of the system. The program started in 2008 and is scheduled for completion in late 2016.
Currently we are developing and implementing a water distribution system between various reservoirs that were constructed in earlier phases of the project. This involves the design and construction of pumping systems to complete the distribution system, and the design and installation of necessary control systems.