Community Aqueduct – Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic MapThis project is to construct a new water system in Los Cacaos, a rural community in the Dominican Republic. A new community aqueduct will be built to bring potable water from a small spring 1 kilometer away to houses of the village.

The community is made up of 74 houses and 242 people. The community has a church, baseball field, two local stores, and a cooperative. The water source is presently used for bathing, drinking, and domestic use.

The project is being administered by Peace Corps Volunteer Andrew Gibbons, in collaboration with the community.

An older water system in the community became inoperative when there was a landslide, which destroyed the tank and much of the tubing. The community is taking precautions to prevent future landslides by placing gabions at the source, and planting trees and bamboo.

The project plans include building a new intake tank, replacing the majority of the old tubing, and installing new tap stands at the homes of the beneficiaries.

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The community is contributing the labor and some funds, amounting to 57% of the total budget.

The community has formed a governing body, the Water Committee, to oversee and organize every aspect of construction, including labor and movement of materials.

As part of the project plan, the Water Committee will write statutes, collect the monthly quotas as well as any other funds, request materials from potential donors, and write contracts for beneficiaries. Thus sustainability is ensured.

Water Charity has advanced the final funding necessary to allow the project work to begin.

$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or other PCVs in this country.

This project has been completed. To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE.