Chaguarloma, Ecuador Project Update

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Throughout the past couple of years, EWB-RHIT has been working on a project to bring clean drinking water to Chaguarloma, Ecuador. Chaguarloma is home to around 35-40 families, located in the northwest region on Quito. Before the project began, members of the community had to walk 3.5 kilometers on a daily basis just to get clean water. During the first trip, which took place August 2018, EWB-RHIT conducted a social survey to understand the communities needs. Additionally, we conducted water testing and preliminary survey data. The social survey revealed that on average, each family spend 5 hours a day water! The team traveled to many surrounding springs to test the bacteria levels and flow rates to determine the best spring to source the water for the pipeline. Then, the team…
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Thank You Jed & Project Update

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Our technical mentor, Jed Holt, has traveled with us to Gomoa Gyaman on three implementation trips. Not only was he there for us when we needed last-minute design changes and kept us on task during the daily meetings, but he also created lasting relationships with the community and travel team members. To thank him for the time he has put into our chapter, members of past travel teams met Jed and his wife in Indianapolis for dinner. We all enjoyed good food and reminisced about our trips to Ghana with him. The EWB contract with the community of Gomoa Gyaman, which was signed at the beginning of our partnership in 2011, stated that we would continue our partnership for five years. The chapter also decided that the needs of the community of…
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