Engineers Without Borders at Boston University

Young engineers making their contribution to change



Day 13

By elissam

After breakfast, we split up again to continue the water tests and survey the road towards Vista Alegre. Richard finished the rest of the chemical water tests while we finished most of the road- we had to come back when the battery died. We compiled a chart from all of the sources, and checked the bacteria tests, and then went to try to get on line. The internet is very slow.

Lucho showed us the tanks and reservoirs from the antique system. This system is fed by a third source called Mari Pata, which we had not known about before arriving in Chirimoto. The tanks have been out of use for decades, but the concrete is in tact and can be reused. The old system can still serve the roughly 60% of the town that was rebuilt below the tanks, and we hope to refill the tanks as a temporary source of clean water.

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