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Water in rural villages / Safe rain water supply systems

In Santiago del Estero, in northern Argentina, 46% of the population must travel to obtain water. The underground layers are contaminated with arsenic and this problem hinders health, family farming and economies, restricting local development. In the words of local people this is one of the most urgent priorities. The project consisted of the construction of 75 rainwater supply systems in three rural areas, providing safe water to 430 people. The differential was the participatory construction methodology and the use of local resources to guarantee long-term sustainability and encourage community development.

Client / Manufacturer

Engineers Without Borders Argentina

Engineers Without Borders Argentina
Capital Federal, Argentina

Design

EFA Avellaneda

EFA Avellaneda
Santiago del Estero, Argentina