Engineers Without Borders is raising money for the Ecuador Water Sustainability Project. Romerillos is a community of approximately 700 people in the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador, whose water sources were smothered by the eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, leaving the community without clean water for months.
1. Our team's goal is to provide Romerillos with an abundant, year-round supply of water and protect their source from future contamination. Our assessment, conducted in January of 2019, concluded that digging a 180-meter well that ash cannot infiltrate will be most beneficial to the long-term well-being of Romerillos.
2. Currently, we are waiting for bids from local well drilling companies in Ecuador that will supply the material necessities for this project. Hydrogeologists from Ecuador estimate drilling the well and implementing the pipeline will cost around $100,000.
It is important that we reach our fundraising goal quickly so that when bids for materials come in, we can act quickly for the community.