Safe Water for over 400 villagers of Aguacate, Toledo District
Monday, September 12th, 2016
Over 400 Villagers of Aguacate, Toledo District Now Have Continuous Supply of Safe Water
Men, women and children of Aguacate, now have access to the continuous supply of safe water to meet their daily needs such as drinking, washing, bathing and cooking; thanks to the Government of Belize who financed the Aguacate Rehabilitation and Extension Water System at a cost of BZ$323,633.73 through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank.
Equally important, the completion of the water supply sub-project will also contribute significantly to the reduction of water, food, vector, and communicable diseases in Aguacate. The Government of Belize in this context, is making critical achievements in improving the wellness, and quality of health of villagers of Aguacate, surrounding communities and by extension, the country of Belize.
The completion of the water project also demonstrates government’s unwavering commitment to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it relates to water; which is to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.
The Scope of Works included the construction of a ferro-concrete pump house, installation of a submersible pump and chlorinator unit coupled with an additional pump, new transmission and distribution lines, and four polyethylene tanks with a security fence encompassing the area. In addition, the existing distribution main was repaired and expanded; and meters were installed in households to regulate the consumption of water.
Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) in its unwavering commitment of building strategic partnership collaborated with the Ministry of Rural Development with respect to the management and sustainability of the water system as well as sourcing a new water supply.
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