The Pasochoa Water Project based outside of Quito, Ecuador is moving a long and will be finished soon! When this project is completed it will bring clean water to over 1,500 people (330+ families).
Below is an update from our Amazing Rotary Partner's in Ecuador who are managing the project:
For the Santa Rosa de Cuendina part of the project, the work on the 30 m3 tank at San Luis that will store water for both San Luis and Santa Rosa de Cuendina was completed. It has been connected to the main supply line and successfully tested. That means it will be ready to connect to the pipes that take the water to the large 70 m3 tank once that tank has been completed and the connecting pipes laid.
Building materials were delivered to the site of the large tank so that construction could begin there. Since it is the middle of the rainy season here, a number of work days have been lost this past month due to the weather. Nevertheless, the work of building the tank has begun. The floor of the tank has been poured and the rebar for the walls have been formed and put in place. Once the tank has been completed, work can begin on laying the three kilometers of pipes that will connect the two tanks.
Materials being delivered to the site of the tank via chute constructed of half barrels.
Floor of the tanks being poured
Pouring the cement for the walls begins
At the Recinto Pasochoa site the storage and distribution tank was finished, tested and painted. The additional collecting tanks at the springs were built and the existing tanks were repaired and improved to make them more efficient. The next step will be to lay the pipes connecting the collecting tanks with the storage tanks.
The completed water storage tank at Recinto Pasochoa
The site of the two storage tanks is enclosed for security
Thank you to everyone who has helped make this project a reality! We are so grateful, and we know the amazing people in the communities benefiting from you kindness are too!
The VR Team