SUNY ESF’s ESF Engineers without Borders club and our Engineers for a Sustainable Society club are honored to announce that the entire community of Buena Vista, Honduras now has potable water. This is the result of many partners, including the community of Buena Vista, the local NGO Alfalit, our EWB and ESS clubs, and numerous donors and friends.

In October 2014 we received confirmation from our partner organization Alfalit that the eight tasks designated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in August 2014 are complete. These tasks included finishing the distribution lines, house connections and taps for the borough Los Vegas, replacing/covering up piping, repairing concrete on the dam, putting in a new valve box and establishing a cable crossing, all of which are challenging tasks. We are told by Alfalit that the entire Buena Vista community is jubilant with the potable water supply reaching every home, and they plan a celebration recognizing the project’s completion in November 2014.

Buena Vista community with new water line cable crossing at Prieta Creek.

Buena Vista community with new water line cable crossing at Prieta Creek.

Our EWB club will be filing for project closeout and working on close out assessment measures. The EWB and ESS clubs are also working on designing, funding, fabricating, and installing signage about the potable water project in Buena Vista to recognize the contributors to this project. This project has been an outstanding collaborative effort across 7 years.

Read more on our Buena Vista project!