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Water Sanitation ENGAGE Dominica

Mission Statement

To assess water quality and determine the steps necessary to improve the sanitation, safety, and availability of drinking water in Soufriere.

Previous Work

  • Created designs for a cap and a fourth wall
  • Water quality testing
  • Water source mapping

Hurricane Maria

Water System Damage

  • Current water system is inoperable
  • Cistern is filled with mud
  • Pipes are most likely blocked and broken

Community Impact

  • Locals do not have access to clean water
  • Water system repairs are difficult and labor intensive

Solutions

  • Partnering with the University of Delaware
  • Provides a short-term solution
  • Long-term solution
  • Creates a safer, more reliable water storage system
  • Allows the community to continue using previous distribution

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