EWB-CPP aided the EWB-OC Professional Chapter with its project in Juticalpa, Honduras. The project in Honduras designed and constructed a water distribution system in the communities of Barrio Lempira and Colonia Lempira in Juticalpa, Honduras. The project distributed clean water to over 350 residents, and to a projected population increase of 1,000 in the near future.
The project was expected to cost approximately $100,000.
The communities once received their drinking water from a simple hand-pump well. Members of the communities had to walk several miles to collect their water for the day. Some were fortunate enough to own a cart to transport the water, however others were required to carry the heavy jugs by hand.
EWB-CPP designed a water network system of 20,000 gpd to service the community of Juticalpa in Honduras. We made water more accessible to the community members by placing faucets outside their homes. The entire design was gravity fed and was broken into two phases: an elevated tank and distribution.
We used the information given to us by the EWB-OC Professional Chapter on a 20,000 gallon tank, along with elevation data obtained by a survey team and made an AutoCAD file with that information, super imposed a scaled map of the community, and made it to scale. From there, we mapped out where the nodes and pipe layout should go. The team then transferred that information onto WaterCAD and designed the pipe system. We were given a water demand per person and had to project water usage for an expected population increase of 1000 people. Elevations and water demand were inputted into the nodes, and the model was then run. Based on the table readouts we sized our pipe diameters accordingly and placed blow-off valves and air release valves where needed in order to meet criteria requirements placed by EWB-USA.
Elias Sebhatu and David Tiscareno traveled with the EWB-OC Profession Chapter from December 29, 2012 to January 6, 2013 and worked on the 1st implementation phase of the elevated tank. They walked the site to get a feel for how their designs for the water distribution system matched up to the real thing.
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