2018 project summary
Mayrasco is a community of about 300 people located just south of the city of Cusco. It is located in the District of Santiago, which does not receive the tourism income of other regions near major attractions like Machu Picchu.
33 Buckets connected with this community while organizing another project in the nearby town of Occopata. In May 2018, we held a community meeting and agreed to implement a similar water project, scaled down to meet the needs of this smaller community. 33 Buckets installed a chlorination system to disinfect the water supply in June. Recent tests carried out by the local government have shown that the water is being effectively treated. 300 people now drink safe water thanks to you, our partners and donors!
2019 project revisit
In June 2019, 33 Buckets revisited Mayrasco to improve upon the previously installed chlorine disinfection system. The improvements we made during this visit will allow Mayrasco to have even more precise control over the amount of chlorine entering their reservoir. In addition to the improvements to their disinfection system, we also helped them implement more accurate water testing and data collection procedures to help them gain a better understanding on the condition of their drinking water.