Communities in Honduras often are without safe drinking water only for lack of direction and a bit of funding. This was the case with El Carrizal 2, a community in north Opatoro, La Paz that has 20 houses, a school, and a population of approximately 150 people. Elías, the ADEC Circuit Rider for that area, was concerned that when their monitoring was not finding chlorine water, so he met with the community leaders. The leaders explained that they had a water storage tank of 20,000 gallons, but they could not chlorinate the water because it was only for an irrigation system, plus the tank was very large. They thus had no choice but to take the water to their homes un-chlorinated. Elías thus proposed to build a separate tank which would be smaller, inexpensive, and then the water could be chlorinated. After several meetings with the mayor of Opatoro, the community, and ADEC, all parties agreed to provide the money to build a tank with a capacity of 1,300 gallons. ADEC then installed a tablet chlorinator. This community is a great example of how the monitoring and organizational skills of ADEC provide a vital link between communities and knowledge about water. With minimal time and funds, in only a month and a half, this community was able to chlorinate their drinking water and ensure the health of its inhabitants. Installation of chlorinator and monitoring of chlorine in water
Category: Installation of Chlorinator Tablets
On March 4, Elías Mejía, Circuit Rider of ADEC , installed a chlorinator of tablet on new system built it by the municipality and the community of El Chapulin / Cabañas, benefiting 80 people , the Water Board will be trained on issues of administration, operation ,maintenance and chlorination, the plumber said he was happy with the handling of chlorination since it will be easier and safer with the chlorinator of tablets.
On January 30, Elías y Willian Circuit Rider of ADEC, installed a tablet chlorinator in San Juan in the municipality of Florida/ Opatoro department of La Paz, it is expected that approximately 358 people will benefit water quality . The Circuit Rider visit each month to give technical assistance and provide them with chlorine.