Conclusion of El Pital and Las Tablas Spring Catchment Project – El Salvador
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Henry. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to build a new spring water catchment box and retaining wall to serve the communities of El Pital and Las Tablas. It builds on the El Pital Spring Water Project – El Salvador in which two holding tanks for water were recently completed.
I am pleased to write with the results of the project from my former Peace Corps community of Caserio El Pital, Santa Ana, El Salvador. I was not in my community when the project was finished, but I recently had the opportunity to visit, take photos, and discuss the project results with the community leaders who implemented the project.
I am extremely happy to report that the project was completed according to plan in late May, and the entire community has felt the positive effect of the recent construction made possible by the Water Charity funding.
Completed just under budget, the new expanded spring box supplies the ever-growing rural community with a greater, more hygienic supply of fresh spring water, while the new retaining wall protects the surrounding hillside from dangerous erosion that could lead to mudslides and the disappearance of the natural spring.
The community feels that the funds awarded to them for the two projects through my petitions were very important to ensure the stability of a safe water source for the expanding community.
The community leaders asked me to pass on their deep gratitude for the grants that have helped them preserve one of the few safe and natural sources of drinking water left in El Salvador.
We are grateful to Jessica for completing this project.