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Last March Los Alamos raised $4,500 to fund a project to provide clean water to a remote community in Panama. That project is now complete and has made a difference in the lives of 160 people of Bajo Cacicon, Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle, Panama.
Dave Caley, the environmental health volunteer who managed the project, reported that during his visit to the community a week ago, every woman he spoke to thanked him profusely.
“They went on and on about how great it is to have water in the house and to not have to collect it from the stream ...The creeks and streams in the area are located at the bottom of ravines and it truly is a hardship to make the trek up and back carrying 5 or 10 gallons of water,” he reported.
“So I send their appreciation on to you and everyone who helped fund the project. ... The system was built with about 5 kilometers of PVC tube and connected to 29 houses. A spring-box collects water from a complex spring system and delivers it to the 2,000-gallon concrete tank. From there it serves the upper 10 houses before passing through the break-pressure tank and continuing on to the remaining 19 houses.”
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