Conclusion of Picos Village Ferro-Cement Tank and Rainwater Catchment Project – Brazil
This project has been completed under the direction of Rosângela Araújo, Vice President of Instituto Diamante Verde (IDV). To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
This project was to construct two ferro-cement water tanks for rainwater collection, each with 30,000 liter capacity.
The project was to build 2 tanks and rainwater collection systems in Picos Village. In accordance with the plans two 30,000 liter tanks were built and are now in service.
IDV was able to empower institutional leaders, together with local leaders from school and community, to work together to accomplish the task.
The results of the project can be seen in the following video.
The work was performed in less than three weeks, particularly thanks to community support of the people of Picos Village, the Secretary of Education, and the City of Itiúba.
Previously, water had to be supplied to the town as needed by water truck. The new tanks allow the community to store water brought in by truck, but also to capture rainwater.
According to Prof. Jairo, 110 families are now benefiting from the completion of the cisterns and collection systems.
Meanwhile, the project “Water for Life” was selected in the category field experience by Mandacaru Award. The award is part of the set of actions of the Cisterns Program, coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), through the National Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security, in partnership with the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and the Brazil Sustainable Environmental Institute (IABS).
We are very glad to be able to bring new possibilities for better living in the semi-arid region of Brazil.
We thank Rosângela and IDP for completing this excellent project, the latest in an important series of projects in Itiúba. We again extend our gratitude to the Elmo Foundation for providing the funding.