COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: During the development of the project, we have worked hand in hand with the Neighborhood Boards of the eight directly impacted neighborhood units. Almost the entire leadership of these Neighborhood Councils is composed of women leaders at the local level, whom have been able to engage communities around their common demands and problems. The various initiatives in this project have been developed based on close work with these leaders. In turn they have been critical in maintaining the ongoing community engagement in these participatory processes.
PARTNERS: This project is the result of a public-private partnership, in which the sanitary company takes over the operation and maintenance of the plant, the government is responsible for the execution of public spaces and green spaces, and the municipality focuses on its subsequent maintenance. The private contribution in this pilot project will ensure 100% financing of the treatment plant, the impulsion facilities, and the distribution pipelines network along the entire axis. There are also private funds for the construction of the public square where the new plant will be located, a new public space that today is a vacant plot, which represents an old longing on the part of the community. Public resources are now being raised in stages for the construction of the walk itself, taking into consideration the paving of sidewalks, improvement of crosswalks, street furniture, lighting, trees and vegetation.