Since 2015, St. Dominic has partnered with the Solon Rotary Club on a large-scale water infrastructure project. The club, led by parishioner Glenn Gable, sought to bring water to remote areas of Chiltiupan. For four years, St. Dominic Mission Program representatives and Solon Rotary Club members met with engineers, hydrologists, local leaders, Salvadoran Rotary members, and the mayor of Chiltiupan, Don Coki Diaz, on this project.
After multiple visits and feasibility studies, the St. Dominic Farm in the canton (rural area) of San Juan Siberia was selected as the site for the new water well thereby benefitting both the farm and neighboring community.
Through many fundraisers, appeals, and matching grants, the Solon Rotary Club raised over $70,000 to complete this project. After massive construction, a water well now sits at the “La Milpa de Chilitupan” farm. The well is 505 deep and produces 2,700 gallons of purified water per hour. High powered pumps provide water year-round at the Farm. A series of cisterns and pumps is providing water to a commercial fruit farm (Sector 2) and addition pipes, pumps, and cisterns are providing clean water (Sector 3) to a nearby community that is without water for most of the year.
Special thanks to Glenn Gable and the Solon Rotary Club for partnering with the St. Dominic Mission Program on this project. For more information, please contact Glenn Gable.