Update Circuit Rider Elias Mejia From La Paz
Currently, Circuit Rider, Elías Mejía, is offering technician support to 60 water systems distributed all around the municipalities of Santa Elena, Yarula, Opatoro, Santa Ana and Cabañas, with a population of approximately 20,000 people.
From January to May, 273 visits have been made to the systems to check on the water so that it is handled in a safe, trustworthy and disinfected way. Around 80 % of the systems work properly and have Chlorine.
There has also been training of 16 health promoters in the monitoring of the amount of Chlorine in the water and how to take samples for analysis in a right way. As well, the training of 10 Health volunteers in topics such as reasonable use of water and proper use of latrines and to 30 Water Boards in topics regarding Chlorination and Administration.
The installation of 10 new Chlorinator tablets in the communities of Cueva del Monte, Palo Blanco, Sabanetilla, Guatalón, San Miguel, Las Queseras, Tizate, Orégano, Juniguara and Tierra Prieta, in the Departamento La Paz.
The gathering of 89 samples of water to perform the corresponding bacteriological, physical and chemical analysis.