Duval Community Receives Life-Changing Gift of Clean Water
Hope for Haitians is proud to announce the completion of a vital clean water project in the isolated mountain community of Duval, overlooking the towns of Croix des Bouquets, Ganthier, and Fond Parisien. Working in coordination with Father Sylvain François, the parish priest, and our in country partner Food for the Poor, this project, brings much-needed relief and resources to the community.
The water source used for this project is a natural spring located near the community. Natural springs are susceptible to contamination from wildlife and livestock as well as surface runoff, which can carry bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other pollutants. This is particularly concerning if the spring is used as a drinking water source. To protect from contamination at the source, the spring was capped and a catchment area was constructed.
At the heart of the project was the construction of a reservoir, capable of holding 15,000 gallons of water, ensuring a consistent and controlled water supply. Additionally, three public fountains were installed for water distribution across the community, complete with necessary plumbing and drainage systems.
One of the public distribution fountains, previously rendered inoperative due to storm damage, has been repaired and is now fully functional. This repair has extended potable water access to a greater number of residents.
The impact of this project on the lives of Duval’s residents cannot be overstated. For the first time in many years, they have access to clean, accessible water. The joy and gratitude of the community are evident, as they are now able to collect their daily water supply with ease and safety.