Solar Water System to Supply Safe Water to Residents of San Victor Village Print
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Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00

An official inauguration ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 on the compound of the new water tank in San Victor, Corozal. This ceremony will inaugurate the upgrade and expansion of the San Victor Rudimentary Water System and will allow 1,000 villagers to have access to safe, potable water.

The Water Project was funded through a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) under the Basic Needs Trust Fund, BNTF7’s Water and Sanitation System Enhancement Sector. The project also saw part-funding from the Government of Belize and the community of San Victor totaling $830,802.56.

Over 200 homes, schools, and churches will benefit significantly. Residents will see a considerable reduction of incidences of water-borne, food borne, vector borne, and communicable diseases.

The completion of San Victor Rudimentary Water System aids the government in meeting the target of Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The scope of works for the water project included the construction of a new steel-frame elevated 30,000-gallons water tank constructed at the highest point in the village with all required piping and accessories, installation of a submersible solar water pump, and chlorinator. Another notable feature of the water project is the installation of a solar powered system that will be able to utilize two days of sunlight to fill the tank.

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