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Located just outside of El Yunque National Forest,
a precious tropical rainforest and tourist attraction,
stands Cubuy. Tucked away in a mountainous area, its
remote location in the region, Cubuy continues without
power and there is no clear timeline in place for when
electricity will be restored. As a result, the community
struggles without safe and reliable access to clean water.
An underground cistern provides water when the Aquaduct
runs out. However, the water is untreated and creates
variability in water access, leaving the community without
a source for safe drinking water.
The Escuela Georgina Baquero serves multiple nearby
communities and was a distribution center after the
Hurricanes devastated the island. Because this school
has been such a lifeline and central asset for the community,
the Agency of Public Buildings for Puerto Rico has recommended
the site for an AquaTower because of the impact it
will have for so many people in the surrounding area.
Beneficiaries (Students): 350
Village Population: 5,000 (approx)
“Soon after the hurricane hit, the death of a
school bus driver was reportedly caused by
Leptospirosis - related to the quality of water that
was coming from the faucet. As a result of this,
the entire community, including my household,
only drinks bottled water. With the AquaTower
the community will have confidence that there is
a source of potable and safe water in the school.”
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Help us on our mission to alleviate waterborne disease, illness and death through providing clean drinking water access and hygiene education in the world’s most impoverished countries.