The current EWB RTP project is the development of a sustainable water supply for a population of 95 families (approx. 615 people) in the Mayan Village of Chipozo in Alta Verapaz Guatemala. This is the most prevalent issue with the village since the current water storage facilities are primitive and undependable and contribute to gastrointestinal diseases. Satisfactory completion of a sustainable potable water supply and storage infrastructure will facilitate a significant increase in the health and quality of life for the local population.
The project is a combined effort with the members of the community, and emphasizes the sustainability precepts of EWB USA which require that all materials are procured locally and that the design supports a maintainable system with minimum life cycle cost.
Download the brief about the project here: EWB RTP Chipozo Water Supply Overview – wide -19Sep2020