The Engineers Without Borders Guatemala team at the University of Colorado is one of the first and oldest EWB in the country, established in 2002, the team worked in Peru up until Spring 2018. As a completely student-run organization, the team has completed various projects such as water distribution and building latrines. After completing the transition to Guatemala, the team has been working in the community of Caserio Totolya, located on the slopes of Volcano Atilan.
This past summer, the Guatemala team completed a successful implementation of phase one of a water distribution system for the community. A large section of PVC pipeline near the spring source was replaced with HDPE to prevent landslides from breaking the pipeline and cutting off water to the community, as well as replacing three aerial crossings. The team plans to finish two more implementation phases this year: automating the pumping system and connecting the new water tank, and completing a large 120 m crossing to complete the renovation of the distribution line.
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