Guatemala

The Los Angeles Professional Chapter is currently working with the community of Xecotz, located in the Quiche region of Guatemala. There are 115 families in the community, with an approximate population of 805 people. Xecotz has an existing water distribution system which was built 19 years ago. The community experiences seasonal water shortages from their existing system, especially during the dry season from December to May. The overall goal of this project is to work with the community to improve the existing water system to provide safe and reliable drinking water through advocating sustainability, community involvement and project ownership.

Assessment Trip – November 2018

  • First trip where project team visited the community
  • Collected technical data
  • Conducted community surveys
  • The data collected during the assessment was analyzed and the team unanimously agreed to move forward with the project 

The Guatemala project team is currently working on the final design of a new water system. The Implementation Trip is currently planned for late 2019. If you’d like to get involved with the project, please contact us at ewb.la.org@gmail.com.

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