Needs: Lake Atitlan, which is the main source of water and the main economic driver in the region, is becoming more polluted. The root cause is that 400,000 live in poverty in the watershed, very few of which have sustainable wastewater treatment systems, and many also lack access to potable water.
Timeline: We began this program in 2017. We have completed three global grants serving six communities. Our next project will be Tierra Santa which can be completed within one year after funds arrive.
Use: Project funds will be used for construction materials and engineering
-Complete Community Assessment
-Negotiate with the municipality
-Long-term evaluation using mWater