Conclusion of Iztat Water Project – Morocco

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Heather Cynthia Berning. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to provide water for the irrigation of the fields.

Cynthia reports:

I am proud to say that the irrigation project has now been completed. A group of twelve men who all irrigate their fields with water from this channel got together to install the approximately 90 meters of PVC piping that will allow the channel to continuously supply these fields with water.

The project was completed as follows:

Oct 16 – PCV withdrew the project funds

Oct 18 – PCV went with a group of men to the nearest town (Zaida) to purchase PVC piping, glue, cement and other necessary supplies

Oct 20 – Farmers prepared the channel by digging out dirt and grass to make room for the pipes

Oct 21 – Farmers laid out pipes and glued them together

Oct 22 – Farmers finished gluing together pipes and prepared the places at both ends where cement will secure them and serve as small holding tanks

(3 days of cold and rain)

Oct 26, 27, 28 – Farmers set the cement, finishing the project

Cynthia reports on how the project was received:

The farmers were excited to participate and pleased with the speed at which they completed this project, asking the PCV if it would be possible to complete other similar projects around town.

On behalf of the Iztat farmers, thanks for your support of this project. Your organization is a fantastic help to PCVs and our communities.

We in turn wish to thank Cynthia for completing this project, and again thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.