Conclusion of EORM Tululché Handwashing Station Project – Guatemala

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Hill-Tanquist. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to construct a handwashing station at the school, making water available for the students for drinking, brushing teeth, and washing hands.

Eric reports:

The project in Tululché has been finished. They started Monday, September 5th, and finished Friday, September 9th. They built the 8 faucet hand-washing station, and they also fixed some problems with the water system at the school.

The school receives water from two separate sources. In the dry season, they have a well and pump system that fills up their water tank. In the rainy season, the community gets water through the pipes, so the school doesn’t use the well. The pipes weren’t connected to the water tank, though, so during the rainy season they occasionally didn’t have water.

Also, the community pipes were only connected to the 1st-floor faucets, and the water tank was only connected to the 2nd-floor faucets. So I had the mason make a connection so that this was no longer the case. He also fixed some leaking pipes.

The school is now in much better shape in terms of their access to water and the way that their pipes are connected. The school principal thanked me profusely for helping fund the project, so I need to pass those thanks along to you. Without your help, we couldn’t have done any of this.

We wish to thank Eric for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust and Eric’s friends and family for providing the funding.