Ecuador Water Distribution System Project

Weekly Meeting Location and Time: Tuesday 7-8PM | Engineering Hall 106B6

About the community

El Guarango Indigenous community in the Manabi Region of Ecuador. In the 2016 Ecuador earthquake, the community’s water distribution system was damaged. They currently rely on water trucks and don’t have a running water source.

Project overview

The El Guarango Water Distribution project started in February 2019. The project aims to design and install a new water distribution system to deliver clean water to approximately 70 families in the community. Our assessment trip in 2020 included collection of topographic data, site visit, water testing, and interacting with the community. We are currently working to finalize our design plan and begin implementation of the project.

area of focus this semester

This semester, we are looking to

  • Model piping system designs in KYPipe, a hydraulic system analysis software
  • Create a budget and implementation plan
  • Apply for funding for our project

contact us

Current Project Leads: Taylor Shimkus, Edgar Rosales

Project Email: ewb.uiuc.ecuador@gmail.com

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!