Xexuxcap is located in the Cuchumatanes Mountains of Guatemala’s Ixil triangle region. The community’s primary drinking water source is a nearby spring. In order to continue to provide drinking water of an adequate quantity and quality to the roughly 320 taps spread throughout the community at homes, schools, churches, and medical facilities, the Xexuxcap Water Committee recently purchased a second spring source. This new water source is roughly 3 kilometers from the town center.
EWB-RMP began working in Xexuxcap in the spring of 2018 with the goal of designing and implementing infrastructure to connect the new spring source to the existing water system. To date, the spring catchment, transmission line from the new spring, a break pressure tank, and three storage tanks have been constructed. The team cannot currently travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however we are working closely with our NGO partner and the local water committee to complete the construction of chlorinator boxes in our absence. This will be the final phase of implementation. The team tentatively plans to return to Xexuxcap for project monitoring in the spring of 2021.