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You can also see this information on the official EWB Chicagoland Professionals Chapter website, on the Armenta Project page.

CHAPTER PROJECT TYPE(S)
Chicagoland Professional Chapter Water Supply
PROJECT PROJECT PHASE
Armenta Water Distribution Project Site Assessment
PROJECT ADOPTION DATE DIRECTLY AFFECTS
January 7, 2012 4,000
FUNDS NEEDED INDIRECTLY AFFECTS
$223,000 ($260,000 incl. in-country team costs) 9,000
THE NEED
Homes in the village of Armenta only receive water one day a week.  In addition the medical center that treats both people and animals often goes without water for days, greatly hampering their ability to adequately serve the community.  The people we visited are allowed to fill up their pillas (home water storage facility) one day a week.  They draw all water for drinking, preparing food, laundry, bathing, sanitation, etc, from that single home storage source throughout the week.
PROJECT SCOPE
The goal of our site assessment trip will be to gather all information necessary to develop a Master Water Plan for the community.  This will include recommended enhancements to their existing Water Program including things like; developing ways to improve maintenance and capital fund generation, improved water distribution layout and monitoring practices, maintenance education and a physical implementation of a phased-in improved water distribution system to meet their current water needs as well as make provision for future expansion.
 FUTURE INVOLVEMENT
We have already built a pedestrian bridge for this community over another waterway that previously divided the community in half.  We eagerly look forward to working with them to fund, develop and implement a reliable clean water system.  Beyond this project we anticipate looking into ways to effectively handle all the “grey water” this project produces.  We recognize this as a “good challenge” to have and one we eagerly look forward to.

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