La Criba, El Salvador

EWB-CSU began our partnership with the community of La Criba, El Salvador, in 2008. The difficulties for La Criba first began when an earthquake damaged the springs that supplied all the water to the community – this has lead to a detertiorting water distribution system and has caused the water production of the springs to decrease drastically, as well as become contaminated. Since then, we have designed and installed a water distribution system including the transmission and distribution lines, a semi-automatic pump, and a 26,000 gallon tank. As of October, 2016, nearly all of the 200+ homes in La Criba have running water. Currently, we are working to mitigate erosion around one of the transmission lines, develop a sustainable financial plan, and implement a lasting chlorination system.