Wirkini Water Reservoir Dedicated Yesterday

Wirkini Water Reservoir Dedicated Yesterday (Oct. 18, 2016)

Mano a Mano’s newest reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia was inaugurated yesterday! The project provides year-round access to water for more than 2,000 people in 5 surrounding communities.

The Wirkini water reservoir, started in 2012, was dedicated on October 18, 2016.

The Wirkini water reservoir, started in 2012, was dedicated on October 18, 2016.

Note From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez in Attendance for the Dedication Yesterday

Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez was present for the Wirkini water reservoir dedication event yesterday, and sent the following note:

After three years of work, Mano a Mano workers, the community, and everybody was excited and happy that this project – that had brought so many challenges – is finally finished. As water rushed out of the piping, residents looked in awe at the amount and speed of water that came out of the reservoir.

The Wirkini water reservoir structure is quite impressive. Standing 59 feet above ground at 14,000 feet above sea level is quite impressive.  Over 23 feet of water has already collected in the reservoir….but that is minimal compared to the amount of water that will ultimately store in this newly completed reservoir.

This reservoir will be the inheritance that residents will leave to their children.

I think all I can say is that the people were grateful for this project.  Now, they said, they will better provide for their children.  Actually, they said that this reservoir will be the inheritance that residents will leave to their children.

New Reservoir Ensures Water Security For Hundreds of Bolivians

Mano a Mano volunteer Sam Klein recently wrote in more detail about the impact the Wirkini reservoir will have for the five communities in the area – read his post here.

Five communities will benefit from the Wirkini water reservoir.

Five communities will benefit from the Wirkini water reservoir.

Five communities will benefit from Wirkini.

Five communities will benefit from Wirkini.

Mano a Mano works on the Wirkini reservoir.

Mano a Mano works on the Wirkini reservoir.

More Information About the Wirkini Water Reservoir

CLICK HERE to learn more about Mano a Mano’s Wirkini water reservoir project.



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