Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit organization with multiple local and international projects aimed to support communities with limited resources.
This project was lead by the South Dakota State University (SDSU) chapter of EWB. The involvement of the EWB-SDSU student chapter dates back to 2009 when the assessment portion of the project took place in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia.
The work done in Bolivia aimed to provide the community with a water quality solution to remove bacteria from the community’s drinking water source. I completed trips back in 2015 to implement a chlorinator and in 2016 to build an additional chlorinator and slow filtration sand filter to further remove solids from the contaminated water.
Currently, this project is in the monitoring phase where most if not all the equipment has been installed and is operational.
Feel free to reach out if you have questions about this project and my experience designing and implementing this facilities as a student.