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“Era musica para nuestros oidos escuchar el chorro de agua”

After facing down unseasonably hot weather conditions, occasional equipment failure, and challenge after challenge, the Armenta community along with EWB volunteers and the Rotary leadership were able to open up the tank valves and watch as the newly installed 55,000 tank fill with water coming from the newly-installed transmission lines! Shouts joy flowed along with the … Continue reading

Project Proceeds to Final Plan Development

Project Proceeds to Final Plan Development

Earlier this month, Project Leads Scott E. and Bob M. were happy to report that the EWB-USA project manager was impressed with the Post-Assessment Report, and the project has been approved for proceeding to Final Plan Development. (To learn more about how the EWB process works, check out the “Project Process” page on the EWB-Chicagoland website.) … Continue reading

Design Brief: July Updates

Design Brief: July Updates

At the last design meeting, Design Lead Bob reviewed the entire project site, showing the water intake location and tracing the transmission line to the proposed distribution tanks and then on to the distribution network.  Above is a schematic digital terrain model of our project site.  The team is working to refine it for development … Continue reading

Upcoming Project Team Meetings

Upcoming Project Team Meetings

DESIGN We’ll have our kick-off Design Meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00pm. For directions and meeting location, as well as the alternate conference call number, please contact Scott E. (you can always email us to redirect your communications; see contact info below). This is a very important meeting as we’ll be providing an overview of all design … Continue reading

Updated Armenta Project Budget

Updated Armenta Project Budget

Last week, team leaders completed a detailed cost estimate with quantities and costs for over 160 separate material line items. Such a detailed breakdown was possible because of the success of the Site Assessment trip. Additional details will be rolled out as the next phase of the project kicks off. Assuming labor other than hired … Continue reading

Gearing up for an April Assessment Trip

Gearing up for an April Assessment Trip

As the Armenta Water Project kicks into gear, more photos and info will be posted accordingly! Be sure to check out the freshly updated About, Gallery, and Donate pages. An assessment trip is scheduled for late April, where the community and EWB will get a chance to come together for even more specific plans. Be sure … Continue reading