Posted by Bill Maule
Our Club’s 2017-2018 donation to help construct a clean water system in the San Miguel Rincon village is making great progress, here is a quick update:
After many months of waiting, the municipality finally was ready to pay its share and Etta Projects was able to begin installation of the water project for San Miguel Rincon.  In May the plumbers entered the community to begin laying out the system.  Materials have been purchased; pipes, polytubes, meters and faucets, as well as accessories to connect the matrix network at the time of installation. The plumbers have begun installing distribution system and are approximately 2/3 complete.
Workshops with the communities are under way. Also the water committee has been elected and training for their role in management of this water system has started. Once the children return from a school break the hygiene education workshops will begin. The system should be completed by the second week of August and the whole project is anticipated to be done by the first of October 2018 with 50 families connected to clean water and all community, committees, and school training is complete.
Note:  The Etta Foundation is named in honor of an American Rotary Exchange student who lost her life in Bolivia as a passenger on a bus that tumbled off one of the world’s most dangerous roads.
Stay tuned!  We anticipate a final report on the project sometime in October.