Updates Water Project-Santa Cruz-San Manuel Colohete / Lempira

Posted on by Diana Calix

Project Closure
On November 19,  was closed the water project of Santa Cruz / San Manuel Colohete with the donation of Ceramic Filters to the 35 families in this community . With these filters being searched the protection from diseases such as diarrhea to approximately 200 people who live there The community thanked to donors for having improved their quality of life with the construction of the water system, latrines, sinks and filters.

Thirteenth  Update
On October 2, 2013 was the dedication of the water project in the community of Santa Cruz-San Manuel Colohete / Lempira, with the presence of donors Rotary club of USA, and Copán Ruinas . The community grateful the construction of the water system, their quality of life will improve, diseases like diarrhea will not affect the population especially children.It achieved the target of permanent drinking water supply and latrines to 100% of 40 families, about 200 people, also through ADEC will be conducted education health and hygiene to school and community and training to the Water Board for proper administration and maintenance of the water system.


Twelfth  Update
July 12, 2013, the draft Water and Sanitation Community Santa Cruz / San Manuel Colohete was successfully completed, 40 homes have been connected to the system, seven latrines were repaired and made ten new sanitary modules (stack and latrine), also ADEC trained the Water Board in administration and rates to ensure the sustainability at long term of water system.
The community of Santa Cruz are very happy and grateful with Rotary International Foundation, Districts 6970 Florida , 7750 South Carolina and Rotary Clubs of : Copán Ruinas from Honduras, Oceanside Jacksonville , South Jacksonville from Fl., Clinton ,Fort Mill, Indian Land ,Laurens from S.C. and the municipality of San Manuel Colohete who made this dream a reality.


Eleventh Update:On the 17th of May a protective wall was constructed at the conduction line. As well as sanitation units, consisting of sinks and latrines were constructed. A bucket of chlorine was given to the water board of Santa Cruz so that they could start chlorinating the water for their system.

Tenth Update:At April 22, was installed a Tablet Chlorinator and performed the first monitoring of chlorine in the water system of Santa Cruz, 35 micro water meters were installed, also has built the sink in the school, which makes happy the childrens.In May the community  begin to build latrines.
Ninth Update:at March 14, were installed floats valves in the pressure breaks tank , also have installed air valves and cleaning throughout the conduction line,community began the ditches for the distribution line, has installed control valves on networks and began the first house connections.

Eighth Update:At February 22, the construction began on the pressure box on Distribution Line, also the community and constructor are working on the anchors in Conduction Line.
Seventh Update:On 5 February, Diana Cálix, Hernán Martínez and Francisco Villela of ADEC accompanied by Mr. Scott Kelly and Mr. Patrick Davis did a tour to see the progress of the project in Santa Cruz / San Manuel Colohete, they visited the source, they walked by conduction line, was revised design of pressure box, Patrick and Scott got some recommendations to the contractor Marcial Ramos, the storage tank was completed in 95%.For now the community is working on distribution line.

Sixth Update:At January 24, the water storage tank is finished at 80%, the roof of tank is ending. Also, it’s in construction the box for the installation of Tablets chlorinator that ensure that families in the community of Santa Cruz will drink quality water.
Fifth Update:At January 15, the community of Santa Cruz is working on the water storage tank, the water project has a 70% progress, is also working on the pressure break boxes in the conduction line .
Fourth Update : At December 3, the community is working in the conduction line, for 90% of the ditches were made , Hernán Martínez of ADEC is reviewing that the conduction line is properly surrounded with clean soil and that the ditches is buried at least 24 inches below the ground.
Third Update:On Wednesday, November 21, Diana Calix and  Hernán Martínez of ADEC, Francisco Villela of Copan Ruins Rotary Club and the Water Board  conducted an inspection with the contractor to verify what the points where it will be built:   Conduction Line,  pressure break, air valves, aerial Crossings,Tank. Next week is expected to begin work in the conduction line.


Second Update: On Saturday , November 10,Hernan Martinez, Circuit Rider of ADEC did delivered the pipes to the water board and community.

14First Update:On Saturday, November 3 , Diana Cálix and Hernán Martinez of ADEC had a meeting in the community of Santa Cruz in the municipality of San Manuel de Colohete, Dept. of Lempira, to coordinate the implementation of the water project donated by the Rotary Foundation , District-6970 Florida ,District 7750 South Carolina and the Rotary Clubs of:  South Jacksonville Fl., Oceanside Jacksonville Fl,  Fort Mill S.C , Clinton S.C, Indian Land S.C,Laurens S.C  and Copan Ruins . They explained the care of materials, work roles, the rules of administration and execution of the project. Also an important agreement was made with the municipal government represented by Vice Mayor Mr. José Darío Martínez for the municipality to provide as a counterpart of project: transport of materials to the community such as iron bars, cement, pipes, sand, stone and to provide the necessary permits for sawing wood necessary for the project. The project beneficiaries  committed to provide the unskilled labor, accommodation and food for the construction forman. An agreement was executed between the municipality, the Rotary Club of Copan Ruins and the community of Santa Cruz, which establishes the duties of each party involved in this project.
Quotations fro the principal project materials were received and the Rotary Club of Copán together with ADEC chose the best prices, and the pipes were purchased directly from the factory which means big savings. ADEC expects to purchase most materials this week  and to begin work with the construction forman.

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