Drinking water projects completed

Map of Peru
Projects around Lima
Projects at Ayacucho
Projects in the Amazon

To see the photo album of each project, just click on the name of the project.


Yanashi, in the department of Loreto, Amazonia. The exceptional floods of recent years have severely damaged the drinking water system that we built in 2004 at the request of the Quebec Ursulines present in this community for more than 50 years. The drinking water system has been rehabilitated, a solar-powered pumping system has been installed and members of the new committee have been trained to properly maintain this system. The project was carried out with the collaboration of theWater Missionpresent in the region. The journey from Iquitos to Yanashi on the great Amazon River lasts 4 to 18 hours depending on the chosen boat! This project was inaugurated in February 2017 (Spring 2017 Newsletter).

Manzanayoc, this village is located in the district of Concepcion, province of Vilcashuamán in the Andes. The population of 51 families (255 inhabitants) lives in extreme poverty and practices subsistence farming. In this project, 3 sources were collected to install a drinking water supply system in the 3 sectors of this village. Water comes by gravity to each house and school. A cement sink was built for each house and public space (Spring 2016 Newsletter). This project was inaugurated on June 25, 2017 (Mission Report 2017).

Unini, Atalaya Province , Ucayali: drinking water project for the 3 communities, Diamante Azul, Cascada Unini and José Olaya, at the mouth of the Unini River, Amazonia. Peruvian engineer William Cerron went on the field between January 12 and 20, 2016. He completed the project development and budget (Fall 2015 Newsletterand2015 Mission Report, August 7). The water was captured at the foot of a waterfall and gravity-driven in each of 164 houses and 4 community spaces, including the school. A pipe is suspended over the Machintoni River to bring water to the village of José Olaya. (Fall 2016 Newsletter). Cement basins were built for each family as well as the third tank. The heavy and incessant rains have delayed work (Spring 2017 Newsletter). This project was finally inaugurated on July 16, 2017 (Mission Report 2017 p .4).

Nopokiin the area of ‘Atalaya: setting up of a permanent course on water management. The course was given to 390 students from this university center in the Amazon. This course is specifically designed for aspiring Aboriginal teachers (Spring 2017 Newsletter).

Saurama, in the province of Vilcashuaman. At the request of the new mayor, we agreed to upgrade the system pumping station we had built in the early 2000s. This drinking water system serves five villages with 220 families. We also agreed to expand the system we had installed in 2008 in Huallhua Village. A new source has been captured. The municipality has appointed an operator for the maintenance of these systems. The inauguration took place on June 27, 2017 (Mission Report 2017 p .1).


Pillucho, Province of Vilcashuamán: This project was inaugurated on April 23, 2016. In this very remote rural community, the engineer Mercedes Torres realized in spring 2014, the feasibility study. Phase I of this project was quite complicated because the only source of water available was buried under 5 meters of rock during a landslide. The peasants of this community have worked hard to clear this source at the bottom of the ravine at nearly 4000 m altitude and 4 km from the village. The construction of the infrastructure for the capture of the source was made in the second half of 2014 by the Peruvian engineering firm JJR Durand. A first filter was constructed at the outlet of the catchment and a second at the end of the 4 km water line, just before the entry of water into the main tank. This 15 m3 tank has been completely renovated (Newsletter Fall 2014). Phase II of this project was completed in 2015 and consisted of the installation of the water distribution network and home connections as well as the construction of a cement basin for each of the 52 families. During the rainy season, in early 2015, the community planted around 3,000 shrubs near the spring to reinforce and preserve it against possible landslides (2015 Mission Report, August 13).

Cuchoquesera, Cangallo province, Ayacucho: this 2-phase project, drinking water and dry toilets, is carried out in partnership with the SIE (International Water Secretariat) of Montreal, SER (Servicios Educativos Rurales) of Peru and AESN (Agence de Seine-Normandie) from France (Spring 2014 Newsletter). Phase I, system of access to drinking water, was inaugurated on August 16, 2015 (2015 Mission Report). In Phase II, ecological dry toilets with showers were built for each family. They are operational for the greatest happiness of people. Cuchoquesera being located upstream of the large water reserve for the city of Ayacucho / Huamanga, the choice of this type of toilet was essential (2016 Mission Report).

Tzipani, Atalaya Province, Ucayali: (Spring 2015 Newsletter) water has been captured 1 km from the village and the slope is sufficient to bring water, by gravity, into the 35 houses of the Ashaninka community. The water tank was built of concrete near the entrance to the village. The workers completed the home connections and also installed a prefabricated sink in each of the houses. This project was officially inaugurated on August 14th, 2016 (Mission Report 2015</ a>, August 6 andFall 2016 Newsletter).

Family Gardens, Vilcashuamán: Sylvestre agronomist Quispe is leading these projects, which consist of the installation of a sprinkler irrigation system. This type of project is unique in the region. To date, Sylvestre has installed this system in the villages of San José de Tia, Parcco (Autumn Newsletter 2015andMission Report 2015, 13 August) and Pujas (Fall 2016 Newsletter). Farmers’ enthusiasm is palpable because these projects provide them with food security and the sale of surplus crops generates income for their families. Several training sessions are given to the communities so that they acquire the autonomy necessary for the good management of these gardens.

San Pedro Lagarto, Amazon: this project of drinking water supply works thanks to the solar energy. It was inaugurated on August 7, 2015 (Fall 2015 NewsletterandMission Report 2015). It took longer than expected due to various weather and engineering issues.


Huancapuquio, Rural community in Vilcashuamán province: Phase I of this project was inaugurated on August 12, 2014 (Spring 2015 Newsletterand2015 Mission Report). In November 2015, phase II of the project was completed. The water distribution network and home connections have been installed. A cement sink was built in each house.


Huancapuquio, rural community in Vilcashuamán province: the cement structure of the existing spring has been redone. The flow has been improved. A new source has been captured a little further. In this phase I, six standpipes were installed in the village, to the delight of the community. Phase II of installing the water distribution network and home connections is planned for 2015. In the meantime, people have to plant trees near the sources (Fall 2013 Newsletter).

San Pedro de Lagarto, Amazon: an 18-meter-deep well was built and a raised cement tank. A chlorination system is added to the tank. The population worked hard to achieve this project. People dug the trenches in which the water pipes were installed. Due to torrential rains, work had to be interrupted for a few months during the project, which caused a delay. Home connections have also been installed. This adduction system works with a solar-powered pump (Spring 2013 Newsletter). This project should be inaugurated in the coming weeks.</ P>


In two very isolated communities, in Vilcashuamán province, Ayacucho:

Huaccaña: this project was inaugurated on August 8, 2013. Ten sources were captured. Water is now in the 127 homes (Spring 2012 Newsletter,Spring 2013 NewsletterandMission 2013 Report, August 8th).

Huayraccasa: this project was inaugurated on August 9, 2013. The local population worked a lot. The project is now over and people are happy to have access to clean drinking water (Newsletter Spring 2013andReport Mission 2013, August 9).

– The allotment garden project started in some Andean villages with the collaboration of a local agronomist and an AVSF engineer. This project is generating a lot of enthusiasm on the part of the population.

– The study necessary for the rehabilitation of the drinking water system of Puerto Ocopa, Amazonia was carried out. The drinking water project is planned for the year 2014.


Santa Rosita Shirintiari, Amazon: the project was inaugurated in the rain on July 31, 2012 (Mission 2012 Report,Mission 2011 Report,Spring 2012 NewsletterandSpring 2011 Newsletter).

San Jose de Tía, Vilcashuamán: the drinking water system was inaugurated on August 8, 2012 (Mission Report 2012,Drinking water for a village in Peru!,Mission Report 2010,Spring 2011 Newsletter,Spring 2012 NewsletterandNewsletter Fall 2011).

– Another project was inaugurated on August 15, 2012. This isthe new kindergartenin the village of Victor Raul Haya de la Torre in Barranca. The great generosity of Mrs. Lyne Francoeur allowed the realization of this project (Mission Report 2012).


Park, Vilcashuamán: the drinking water project was inaugurated in August 2011 (Mission Report 2011andFall 2011 Newsletter).

Centro Nopoki, Atalaya, Amazonia: the drinking water project was inaugurated in July 2011 (Mission Report 2011andFall 2011 Newsletter).

Contay, Andean village, Ayacucho region (Fall 2008 Newsletter,Roll for Contay). This project was inaugurated on February 18, 2011 (Spring 2011 Newsletter).


– Montevideo, Amazon: project inaugurated in July 2010 (BulletinsSpring 2009andFall 2010)

Province of Barranca: large-scale drinking water project in ten rural villages (see Spring 2006 Bulletins in Autumn 2010). This project was completed by the last inaugurations:</ p>
– in the villages of La Hoyada and Pampa el Angel in July 2010 (Fall 2010 Newsletter) – and in the villages of El Potao, El Molino and Los Arenales in July 2009.

– San Francisco, Ayacucho: project inaugurated in July 2009 (Fall 2009 Newsletter)


– Barranca, phase III: installation of the distribution network that brings water to each house. Three villages were inaugurated in May 2009: Pampas de Velarde, Victor Raul Haya de la Torre and Santa Elena Norte. (NewslettersSpring 2008,Fall 2009)


– Barranca, phase II: construction of two 200 m3 and one 60 m3 reservoirs, installation of the pipeline connecting the two 200 m3 reservoirs and construction of pipelines from each reservoir to the entrance of each village (Spring 2007 Newsletter). The first inauguration of this great project took place in the village of Chiu Chiu in August 2008.

– Huallhua, Ayacucho: project inaugurated in July 2008 (NewslettersFall 2007,Spring 2008,Fall 2008)


– Barranca, phase I: construction of the underground and filter gallery and installation of the main water pipe (BulletinsSpring 2006,,Spring 2007)


San Luis and Parccora, Ayacucho: projects inaugurated in 2006 (Fall 2004 Newsletter)

– Yanashi, Loreto, Amazon: Well expansion and filter

– Quihuas – Runcua – Pucapaccana – Toma – Occochiura, in the Ayacucho region, Independencia: projects inaugurated in July 2007 (BulletinsSpring 2005,Fall 2005,Spring 2006,Fall 2007)


– Acuchimay, Ayacucho (Fall 2003 Newsletter)

– Santo Domingo, Barranca (Fall 2005 Newsletter)

– Liman and Huaralica, Barranca (Spring 2004 Newsletter)

– Las Torres de San Borja and Las Americas, Trujillo


– Keiko Sofía, Ayacucho. Installation of a sewer system.

– Yanashi, Loreto, Amazon (NewslettersFall 2002,Spring 2003,Fall 2004)

– El Porvenir, Barranca (Spring 2005 Newsletter)

– La Picota – Los Pinos – Wari Acopampa, Ayacucho Phase II. Installation of the Distribution Network and Home Connections (NewslettersFall 2003,Spring 2005)


– Santa Elena Sur, Barranca (NewslettersSpring 2002,Spring 2003)

– Las Minas, Barranca (Fall 2003 Newsletter)</ p>
– Matachico, Junin (Spring 2004 Newsletter)

– Saurama – Pramadera – Huaracasca – Muchcapata, Ayacucho (NewslettersAutumn 2002,Autumn 2004)

– Santa Cruz de Andamarca, Huaral Province

– California, Chosica

– Santa Eulalia, Chosica (tank n ° 2)


– Tangoshiari, Ucayali, Amazon (Spring 2002 Newsletter)

– Tankayllo, Orccohuasi, Santa Rosa de Huatatas, three villages in the Ayacucho region (BulletinsSpring 2003,Spring 2004)

– La Picota – Los Pinos – Wari Acopampa, Ayacucho, Phase I (Fall 2001 Newsletter)

Repair and improve a system built by an organization in the Peruvian state that has never worked.


– Pilacucho, Ayacucho

– Pucará, Ayacucho (NewslettersSpring 2001,Autumn 2001,Fall 2002)

– Santa Eulalia, Chosica (Reservoir No. 1) Construction of a 250 m3 Reservoir (BulletinsAutumn 2000,Spring 2001)

– Santa Rosa Olivar, Canta Construction of a 100 m3 reservoir in a Sisters-owned home for the elderly.

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