Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU833543
Title: Sustainable Water Supply for La Garrucha, Guatemala
Marquette University students will design and evaluate alternative methods of obtaining access to clean drinking water for the residents of La Garrucha, Guatemala. The town of 2000 people in the Guatemalan Highlands currently uses water from a stream contaminated with coliform bacteria, which is often an indicator of the presence of fecal pathogens. The team will investigate a variety of methods for obtaining water, methods that will incorporate renewable energy. The successful project will be one that can also benefit neighboring communities.