FSD Program Site: Cochabamba            Organization Location: Quintanilla, Cochabamba, Bolivia

The Comité de Agua is a cooperative which aims to independently administer water through a community-developed system, meet the growing demand of the community, and improve the quality of water.

Organization Overview

The Comité de Agua is a cooperative which aims to independently administer water through a community-developed system, meet the growing demand of the community, and improve the quality of water. The organization also encourages people to organize democratically and use cooperative methods to participate in the services offered by the Comité de Agua.

Programs

The cooperative’s activities include finding water sources, build an infrastructure to effectively treat the water, make water accessible to the community, and improve sewage treatment. Programs that the Comité de Agua operates include: technical esearch where the cooperative is continuously looking for ways to improve and expand its services to the community,this is comprised of: studies on water sources; researching how to capture water from rivers, lakes and deep wells and more, topics may include the condition of existing systems etc., the other part of its activities includes work in the field. This may involve visiting water sources, pipe systems, treatment plants and storage tanks in order to assess their current condition, perform maintenance, and install new infrastructure.