Conclusion of Centro Escolar Caserio Toreras Water Project – El Salvador
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Tyler Dato.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to replace the tubes that carry the water from the source to the storage tank of the school, and to buy small storage containers for flushing the toilets.
In order to initiate the project we called a community meeting, inviting all parents who have children in Centro Escolar Caserío Toreras. During the meeting we explained the objectives of the project and how we were going to go about accomplishing them. We also formed work groups and assigned each family a day which they would be responsible to work.
That same week we bought all of the materials which included PVC pipes, 2 large plastic barrels, a new spigot, adapters for the pipes, and special glue for connecting the pipes.
Once the work groups were organized and assigned, we began the task of burying the over 550 meters of PVC pipes. In 8 days we were able to finish and each family participated at least one day in the process.
Once all the tubes were placed, connected, and buried, we filled the water tank at the school and repaired all existing leaks. With the help of a local plumber we then installed the new spigot and filled the barrels.
The students and teachers of Centro Escolar Caserío Toreras are now able to use the bathrooms, and well as cook with the water that is delivered by the system of tubes that we installed.
Overall, the project was a success and several community members commented on the durability and longevity of the system that we were able to put in place. Several others commented about how necessary the project was and how beneficial it will be.
We wish to thank Tyler for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.