El Pital Spring Water Project – El Salvador

Caserio El Pital, Canton La Magdalena, Municipio Chalchuapa, Departamento Santa Ana, El Salvador

Community Description
El Pital is a well-organized community with a functioning ADESCO and water committee. The community has about 600 people and is growing.

About 25 years ago, the ADESCO and water committee collaborated to bring water to nearly all of its residents from a clean natural spring above the community. Not all of the water is being captured by the existing 2 tanks as the spring comes above ground in several places. As the community has grown, so has the number of houses and the need for water.

The most recent project completed by the ADESCO and water committee together was installing a system of chlorination in the reserve tank at the natural spring.

Project Description
This project is to construct 2 holding tanks at the natural spring, providing clean drinking water to all of El Pital.

The two new tanks will provide water to two at-risk areas of the community with newly constructed houses but no direct access to water. The water inside these new tanks will also be chlorinated using chlorine tablets to ensure the safety of the water.

The tanks will be constructed at the same time, with two teams of 5-6 men from the community, including Dany Urruela, heading up the schedule of construction and maintenance.

Project Impact
600 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jessica Henry

This is a needed improvement to a system built and maintained by the community. The additional resources applied will ensure reliable and safe water to all in need for years to come.

The people who already have access to water will have improved for more hours in the day, and those who don’t currently have access will gain access to the community’s water supply.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

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

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Jessica of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

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