Drinking water projects completed
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2019 / 2020
– Cajamarca, Simbal district, Trujillo province. Cajamarca’s drinking water system was heavily damaged during the floods of 2017. The community assisted by the municipality managed to get the system up and running again, but it was in a precarious state. In addition, the pumping system was inadequate since families received only a small amount of water every two or three days.
In 2020, the Water Mission organization with an office in Northern Peru carried out a project to improve the situation. Water was collected from a spring located 20 km from Simbal and supplies several villages with drinking water. The cistern was rehabilitated as well as the two reservoirs, the adjoining pipes and the distribution network. A solar-powered pumping system has been installed as well as water meters and a water chlorination and purification system (LWTS).
– Nuevo Huaralica, in the district of Supe, province of Barranca, in the Purmacana valley. Nuevo Huaralica is 105 m above sea level on the Pacific coast. In March and April 2017, the El Niño phenomenon caused severe flooding in this valley of the Supe river. The village and houses were not affected, however, the avalanches of water and mud washed away part of the irrigation canal from which people drew water, contaminated by pesticides, for consumption. Since then, this canal has been repaired and people have started to draw water from it. In the proposed project, the water will be conveyed by gravity from the catchment to a tank. It will be pumped by solar energy from the tank to the 20 m3 high tank built at the entrance to the village. From this reservoir, water will be conveyed by gravity to 62 houses and premises in the village. A cement sink will be built for each family.
2018 / 2019
– Antapite, in the district of Concepción, province of Vilcas Huaman, in the department of Ayacucho, in the Andes. This village is located at 3600 m altitude (Mission to Peru 2018). This rural community has 51 families and lives on a small agriculture and the breeding of cows, chickens and guinea pigs. Only one part of the village received a little water thanks to a drinking water supply system built over 20 years ago and which quickly fell into disuse. Today, we have installed two gravity potable water systems and each family has its cement sink where the water comes from. This project was launched in August 2019.
– Centro Shinipo, Raymundi district, Atalaya province, Amazon. This village is located by the Ucayali river about 3 hours by boat from Atalaya. Thirty families live from fishing, farming, hunting and growing cocoa. People consumed water from the river which caused them serious health problems. A gravity drinking water supply system is now installed. Water arrives in each house and in the 4 public rooms. This project was launched in August 2019.
– Rio Seco, Supe district, Barranca province 200 km from Lima (Spring 2018 Newsletter). Following the floods in March 2017, the village and the existing water system were destroyed. The population therefore decided to relocate the village. We will therefore install a drinking water system in this community of 400 people and in the 5 public premises (Mission to Peru 2018). In January 2018, together with the Municipality, we installed a 3 km long water pipe which conveyed water from a neighboring village to the entrance to this new village. The population therefore had a temporary reliable water point. The project consisted of capturing another source, building a reservoir, installing the distribution network and residential connections. Finally, a cement sink was built for each family. This project was launched in August 2019.
– Shirintiari, district of Rio Tambo, province of Satipo, Amazonia. This indigenous community is made up of 600 people who make their living from fishing, hunting, farming and cocoa, among others. The project we installed in 2006 is working very well. However, the population of this village continues to increase. In 2019, we expanded the distribution network, installed a solar energy pump and built a cement sink for each family. The whole community now has access to drinkable water. This project was launched in August 2019.
– Canuja, Raymundi district, Atalaya province, in the middle of the Amazon jungle. The indigenous population consumed water from the river, which caused serious health problems. The drinking water project carried out is by gravity since there are hills and springs in height (Mission to Peru 2018). As in all projects, local people provided local labor to dig trenches, transport materials and clean up the land. This achievement has improved the lives of 300 people in this village. This project was launched in August 2019.
– Santo Domingo, Supe district, Barranca province about 4 hours drive from Lima. This village has 531 inhabitants who make a living from small farming and animal husbandry. The floods in March 2017 completely devastated the village and the crops and washed away the main water pipe of the system we had installed in 2005. The population therefore decided to relocate the village on higher ground near the mountain . In late 2017 and early 2018, with the help of organizations, donors and the local municipality, we carried out emergency repairs to restore the distribution network in part of the village. A tanker truck was distributing water to the other villagers. A reservoir was built and installed at the entrance to the new village to bring water to it. The project carried out this year was to build a reservoir and install a distribution network in the relocated village. People actively participated in the realization of the project and are very happy today to have access to drinking water (Spring 2017 Newsletter). This project was inaugurated in August 2019.
– Yanashi, Loreto department (Rio Amazonas) in the middle of the jungle. The drinking water project was launched in February 2017 and is working very well. Ursuline Nuns asked us to add to this system. So we installed a 2 km long pipe from the existing water tank to the college in order to have running water (Spring 2017 Newsletter). This project was inaugurated in August 2019.
– Family Gardens, province of Vilcashuamán, in the villages of San José de Tia, Parcco, Pujas and Rurunmarca. Over the past 5 years, we have funded sprinkler irrigation projects in these villages. The agronomist Sylvestre Quispe recommended pushing further the training given to the population in order to use the installed irrigation systems to the maximum of their capacity. Different themes were discussed. A drip pilot project is installed in Pujas (Spring 2018 Newsletter). This project was inaugurated in August 2019.
– Reforestation: during 2019-2020, we will continue the tree planting program in the source sector of the various drinking water projects. This project was launched in August 2019.
2017 / 2018
– Waripercca, in Vinchos district, Huamanga province, in the Andes. This village is located in the Cachi River watershed. This project will be carried out in two phases, drinking water and sanitation (ecological dry toilets) in partnership with the SIE (International Water Secretariat) of Montreal and SER (Servicios Educativos Rurales) of Peru (Newsletter Fall 2016). Phase 1, access to drinkable water, is complete. This part of the project was inaugurated on April 23, 2018 (Blog article). Two captures have been built and the distribution network is installed. Water is now coming into every house. The sanitation is planned during the year 2018/2019. Sixty-nine ecological dry toilets will be built in partnership with SIE and Agua-C to improve the health and living conditions of the population (Newsletter Spring 2018).
– Iribamba, Luricocha district, Huanta province, Ayacucho: installation of a drinking water supply system for this rural community of 390 inhabitants. People were consuming water from the only irrigation channel available. This water is very contaminated because this channel collects wastewater from the city of Huanta and a slaughterhouse nearby. The health consequences are disastrous. To carry out this project, the water was captured 4 km from the village and conveyed by gravity. A tank was built with a water chlorination system. The water is now coming into every house, which has its own concrete sink. This project was inaugurated on 5 August 2018 (Mission Report 2018).
– Antallaqta, Paras district, Cangallo province, Ayacucho. This village includes 2 sectors separated by a ravine. Sixty-three families live there from farming and raising cattle and small animals. These peasants, forgotten by their different governments, consumed the water of an irrigation canal. A drinking water supply system was built in each sector: two catchments, water pipes, reservoirs, distribution network and cement basins for each family. Drinking water is now flowing in abundance. This project was inaugurated on 9 August 2018 (Mission Report 2018).
– Huancapuquio, Rural community in the province of Vilcas Huamán: provide more drinking water to this growing community. The water was collected from a source at the bottom of the village and pumped by solar energy to the existing reservoir. We recall that we had installed a drinking water system in 2014 but that the flow of water had decreased rapidly. Two operators have been trained to maintain the system. It is the first solar pumping system we install in the Andes. This project was inaugurated on 6 August 2018 (Mission Report 2018).
– Rurunmarca, District of Saurama, province of Vilcas Huamán (Blog article). The sprinkler irrigation project was carried out during the year. This village is 3500 m above sea level and about 3 hours 30 drive from Ayacucho. This project involves 72 peasant families who practice survival agriculture and small animal husbandry. Until now, agricultural production was limited to the short rainy season (Newsletter Spring 2018). To carry out the project, we built a water catchment, a reservoir and installed the distribution network. Farmers have also been trained to learn how to make optimal use of the new irrigation system (22.5 hectares). The objective of this project is to promote the economic development of the region by improving agricultural production and raising the standard of living of the population. This project was inaugurated on 9 August 2018 (Mission Report 2018).
– Lagarto Millar, Raymundi district, Atalaya province. This village is located on the right bank of the Ucayali River about 50 minutes walk from the shore. About thirty families live from fishing, agriculture, hunting and cocoa farming. Despite 3 projects carried out by the municipality, the community still does not have access to drinking water (Mission Report 2017). Two springs were collected at the bottom of the village, a cistern was built, the impulse piping was installed to the high reservoir from where the water is distributed by gravity to community houses and premises. The water is pumped by solar energy. Every family has a concrete sink. The health status of the population has improved and the lives of Aboriginal women are being facilitated by the arrival of clean drinking water in homes. This project was inaugurated on 20 August 2018 (Mission Report 2018).
– Santa Clotilde, Napo district, Maynas province, Loreto, in the middle of the Amazon jungle. This village is located on the banks of the Napo River, which empties into the Amazon. The first step of the project is to install a water purification system in the hospital of forty beds and its outbuildings. Indeed, the lack of drinking water complicates the work of the nursing staff. This hospital was founded by 2 priests who are also doctors to meet the needs of the indigenous population of the region. Water Mission of Iquitos will carry out this project which we will finance 75% (Newsletter Spring 2017). On 14 June 2018, the inauguration of the drinking water system for the schools and the Santa Clotilde Hospital took place. Former Wings of Hope pilot Bruce Edwards and his wife Dr. Elisa Mori Torres represented our organization on this occasion. (Blog article).
– Family Garden, Vilcashuamán : Agronomist Sylvestre Quispe leads 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 (Newsletter Fall 2015 and Rission Report 2015, 13 August), Pujas and Rurunmarca (Newsletter Spring 2018). The farmers participated in the realization of the projects with enthusiasm. These irrigation projects are aimed at ensuring food security for families and the sale of surplus crops generates income. Several training sessions are given to the communities so that they acquire the autonomy necessary for the good management of these gardens (Newsletter Fall 2016).
–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 Newsletter and 2015 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).
–Nopoki in 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 , August 6 and Fall 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 Newsletter and Mission 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 Newsletter and 2015 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 Newsletter and Mission 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 2013 and Report 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.
–San Jose de Tía, Vilcashuamán: the drinking water system was inaugurated on August 8, 2012 (Mission Report 2012, Mission Report 2010, Spring 2011 Newsletter, Spring 2012 Newsletter and Newsletter Fall 2011).
– Another project was inaugurated on August 15, 2012. This is the new kindergarten in 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).
–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:
– 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. (Newsletters Spring 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.
– Yanashi, Loreto, Amazon: Well expansion and filter
– 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.
– El Porvenir, Barranca (Spring 2005 Newsletter)
– Las Minas, Barranca (Fall 2003 Newsletter)
– Matachico, Junin (Spring 2004 Newsletter)
– Santa Cruz de Andamarca, Huaral Province
– California, Chosica
– Santa Eulalia, Chosica (tank n ° 2)
– Tangoshiari, Ucayali, Amazon (Spring 2002 Newsletter)
– 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
– Santa Rosa Olivar, Canta Construction of a 100 m3 reservoir in a Sisters-owned home for the elderly