This case study is based on a field evaluation of water supply systems conducted in February 1996 in the departments of Francisco Morazan, La Paz, and El Paraiso in Honduras.
|Honduras : local management of community water systems
|Year of Publication
|Lessons learned in water, sanitation and environmental health
|New York, NY, USA
|case studies, community management, gravity supply, honduras, integrated community water supply project (icws) (honduras), sdilac, sdipar, source protection, water committees
This case study is based on a field evaluation of water supply systems conducted in February 1996 in the departments of Francisco Morazan, La Paz, and El Paraiso in Honduras. The evaluation looked at four gravity water supply systems serving ten communities that CARE Honduras constructed from 1987 to 1989 as part of the CIDA-funded ICWS (Integrated Community Water Supply) Project. CARE was present in the communities for about one year, of which five to six months were dedicated to system construction. CARE provided orientation and training in operation and maintenance, community organization and administration, and protection of the watershed. CARE also provided communities with extensive training on sanitation and hygiene, and assisted each community to establish a Sanitation and Hygiene Committee that promoted latrines (the project did not subsidize or construct latrines), improved water use, sanitary disposal of refuse, control of animals, etc.