Posted on: August 25, 2016


Community: Tacachia
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water Project
Project Stage: Monitoring
Population Benefited:
Partners: Missouri University S&T EWB
Project Manager: Carlos E. Aguilera

After several assessment and implementation trips, Missouri S&T has successfully helped Tacachia build ram pumps, a water distribution system, a suspension bridge to hold a pipeline, and an erosion control system.

The water distribution system has been working well, although the village relies on rainwater for drinking, they use this new source of water for all other needs (i.e. cooking, bathing, washing). While the system did suffer a few leaks, the water committee was able to take care of it, proving the sustainability of the project. ***