plan 99Potable water for the Batanes community in Arenill

Summary

The technical proposal is to deviate water from the potable water system in Cañas, located 2 kilometers from Batanes and from this deviation, install household connections to provide adequate service to more than 150 users.

Background

The canton of Arenillas is located in southern Ecuador, very close to the Peruvian border. It is known as the green canton because of the productivity of its land, however this land is concentrated in the hands of just a few farmers, a situation which daily widens the gap between rich and poor in the region.

The latest municipal statistics indicate that at least 30% of the rural population lacks adequate water and sanitation services, which in addition to denying them their basic human rights puts their health constantly at risk.

In addition, since February 2008 this canton has been seriously affected by the intense rainfall in the region, and the subsequent flooding, destruction of housing, deterioration of access roads, among other damages.

Under these conditions, it is important to join institutional forces and efforts to support those communities who do not have basic services and who also suffer the effect of devastating rainy seasons every year. In recent years, some conditions have arisen that are important to mention: 1) there is political viability, with the very visible leadership of Mayor Karina Torres; 2) the practice of working together and in partnership has emerged; 3) community participation is promoted at all times, among others.

In this context, over the past eight years, CARE Ecuador has been supporting various initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of the residents of Arenillas, through programs and projects like: a) the SUR Program, which included the components of social services and strengthening local governments; 2) the Elice Program which is focused on improving the quality of education in the region; 3) Water and sanitation programs with support from the Coca Cola Foundation, and others.

We also feel that CARE’s accumulated knowledge of the reality in the region and its ability to identify the most vulnerable sectors are very important.

Currently, CARE is carrying out water and sanitation programs in the communities of San Vicente del Jobo and Cañas in the Arenillas canton, with funds from the Coca Cola Foundation, however new short-term challenges have arisen as just a few kilometers away there are communities whose residents continue to drink water that is unsafe.

Location

, El Oro, Ecuador

Attachments

  • Doc Detailed...
  • Doc Batanes_...

Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Households
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 152

Batanes is made up of approximately 30 families and has a population of 152. At the moment, residents consume water from a nearby spring without any kind of treatment, even though there are clear signs that it has been polluted from the agro-chemicals used in the area.

The technical proposal is to deviate water from the potable water system in Cañas, located 2 kilometers from Batanes and from this deviation, install household connections to provide adequate service to more than 150 users.

School Children Getting Water:

People Getting Sanitation: 0

sanitation is being address through another program

People Getting Other Benefits: 152

The project will also build the following types of local capacity:
-Organizational: The community of Batanes will become a part of the Cañas water supply system and will be regulated by the Law of Water Administration Boards.
-Environmental: With support from the municipality, actions will be carried out to ensure that the sources of water are protected.
-Economic-financial: the users of the system are committed to pay the tariffs established for the operation and maintenance of the system.

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2008-08-01

Completion Date: 2009-02-28

Technology Used:

The project will also build the following types of local capacity:

? Organizational: The community of Batanes will become a part of the Cañas water supply system and will be regulated by the Law of Water Administration Boards.
? Environmental: With support from the municipality, actions will be carried out to ensure that the sources of water are protected.
? Economic-financial: the users of the system are committed to pay the tariffs established for the operation and maintenance of the system.

CARE’s methodology always seeks to guarantee the sustainability of the services and ensure that at the end of the process, the communities will be capable of operating, maintaining and administering their systems.

It is important to point out that the infrastructure interventions will be accompanied by ongoing community organization and sanitary and environmental education efforts.

Phases:

One phase - estimated completion in five months from receipt of funding

Community Organization:

This proposal has the backing of the local government, which has committed to allocating the necessary counterpart funding to complete the work. At the moment, CARE Ecuador has significant installed capacity in the area, and has office spaces, its own vehicles, and personnel trained for projects of this type. Finally, it is important to point out that there the community is committed to becoming the key actor in this effort and to providing counterpart contributions in the form of hauling materials, providing unskilled labor, acquiring local materials, etc.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $25,000

part of overall project; cost details can be provided on request

Co Funding Amount:

local government has committed to allocating the necessary counterpart funding to complete the work; also CARE Ecuador has significant installed capacity in the area, and has office spaces, its own vehicles, and personnel trained for projects of this type.

Community Contribution Amount:

the community is committed to becoming the key actor in this effort and to providing counterpart contributions in the form of hauling materials, providing unskilled labor, acquiring local materials, etc.

Fund Requested: $25,000

Implementing Organization:

Attachments

  • Doc Detailed...
  • Doc Batanes_...
  • 2 participants | show more

    Local capacity questions

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    You state that are 3 local capacities being built:

    1. Organizational: by becoming part of the Canas board how is any local capacity enhanced? Will there be a representative from Batanes? Will they be elected? How is the community better organized?

    2. Environmental: if Batanes is dependant on Canas water sources, how w

    ...

    You state that are 3 local capacities being built:


    1. Organizational: by becoming part of the Canas board how is any local capacity enhanced? Will there be a representative from Batanes? Will they be elected? How is the community better organized?


    2. Environmental: if Batanes is dependant on Canas water sources, how will they be able to protect the water sources? Who will? Are Canas water sources not protected? In addition, does the Canas water source have the capacity to handle Batanes demands?


    3. Economic-financial: users are committed to pay tariffs. Have the tariffs been determined - what are they? Do they just have to pay the Canas board? Or they also have a local fund to manage local repairs? In this case they will need to organize a committee locally.


    It is not clear who will own, operate, and maintain the system: both the local distribution and the long pipe from Canas to Batanes.


    Please clarify - thank you.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Q -It is not clear who will own, operate, and maintain the system: both the local distribution and the long pipe from Canas to Batanes. A - There will be only one Water Board, and after the term of the current board expires, it may be made up of users from any of the three communities. The Water Board will hire any operators that a...

      Q -It is not clear who will own, operate, and maintain the system: both the local distribution and the long pipe from Canas to Batanes.

      A - There will be only one Water Board, and after the term of the current board expires, it may be made up of users from any of the three communities.

      The Water Board will hire any operators that are needed to provide proper maintenance and to operate the system. Depending on the number of operators hired and other costs, the rates will need to be revised periodically so that they cover the true costs of the system.

  • 2 participants | show more

    Project Budget

    Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

    It would be easier to evaluate this project if more financial material was available. What are the ratios of admin to actual construction costs?; what are the construction material costs?; skilled labor costs; etc; Will water be delivered to the home or will this be a public water station project? Could we see the hydraulics of the main li...

    It would be easier to evaluate this project if more financial material was available. What are the ratios of admin to actual construction costs?; what are the construction material costs?; skilled labor costs; etc; Will water be delivered to the home or will this be a public water station project? Could we see the hydraulics of the main line? What is the consumption per day / per person? Is there a guarantee from the water supplier of sufficient water to supply a 20 year growth rate?

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      In the detailed budget (which we hope to provide later today), one can get a clear idea of the costs of materials, technical personnel, transportation, and others. The water system includes a household connection, and the daily demand has been calculated at 80 liters per person per day; each family has an average of 5 members, so the basi...

      In the detailed budget (which we hope to provide later today), one can get a clear idea of the costs of materials, technical personnel, transportation, and others. The water system includes a household connection, and the daily demand has been calculated at 80 liters per person per day; each family has an average of 5 members, so the basic per-family consumption rate would be 12 cubic meters per month, for two dollars (current tariff).

  • 2 participants | show more

    Current water situation and local water system possibility

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Do you have any data on the current water situation? Has there been any testing of the water to see what the contamination is? Can measures be taken to stop the contamination (be it agro-chemicals or biological wastes)?

    Is there any quantity issues from the local spring? It would be nice to get some sense of the layout (location of com

    ...

    Do you have any data on the current water situation? Has there been any testing of the water to see what the contamination is? Can measures be taken to stop the contamination (be it agro-chemicals or biological wastes)?


    Is there any quantity issues from the local spring? It would be nice to get some sense of the layout (location of community, water source, and sources of water regeneration and pollution).


    If there is no quantity issue (or its solvable), wouldn't a better project be to protect the local spring from contamination and use the rainy season to recharge groundwater and the source? This would lead to a more independent system and then the community would end up developing local capacity to manage and maintain this system.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Do you have any data on the current water situation? Has there been any testing of the water to see what the contamination is? Can measures be taken to stop the contamination (be it agro-chemicals or biological wastes)? The Batanes system will be an extension of the system of the community of Cañas, and as such has a treatment plant th...

      Do you have any data on the current water situation? Has there been any testing of the water to see what the contamination is? Can measures be taken to stop the contamination (be it agro-chemicals or biological wastes)?

      The Batanes system will be an extension of the system of the community of Cañas, and as such has a treatment plant that has quick filtration units, slow filtration, disinfection and a reserve tank, in addition at the water intake site accessories have been designed to facilitate the clearing of leaves, branches and other plant material.

      The water captured is from a spring and is in good condition at the source, with the treatment included in the plant the community is assured of having excellent service and quality.

      Is there any quantity issues from the local spring? It would be nice to get some sense of the layout (location of community, water source, and sources of water regeneration and pollution).

      The community is located in the rural area of the Arenillas canton, some 40 kilometers from the closest towns. In this region we can still talk about natural resources in good condition, the source is excellent and high-quality, the surrounding areas still have a significant amount of vegetation which must be conserved. The water source has at least 3 liters/second and the real need to provide an adequate service is a total of 1 liter / second.

      If there is no quantity issue (or its solvable), wouldn't a better project be to protect the local spring from contamination and use the rainy season to recharge groundwater and the source? This would lead to a more independent system and then the community would end up developing local capacity to manage and maintain this system.

      The source is charged throughout the year, in the summer the reduction in the water level is minimal.

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Thanks for the replies. If the Cañas rural water source is fine and uncontaminated and recharges itself, how come the Batanes sources are contaminated so much? From the description they don't appear to be able to restore, recharge (and ultimately decontaminate) their local water source. Are they really using that much agro-chemicals? Fr...

        Thanks for the replies.

        If the Cañas rural water source is fine and uncontaminated and recharges itself, how come the Batanes sources are contaminated so much? From the description they don't appear to be able to restore, recharge (and ultimately decontaminate) their local water source. Are they really using that much agro-chemicals?

        From my viewpoint, it would be much better to create a local, decentralized system that can be owned by the community, rather than creating a dependency. It may not be possible, but i would like to know that that approach was examined.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination. The initial study carr...

          Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination.

          The initial study carried out by the local government of Arenillas considered the communities of Cañas , El Triunfo and Batanes as a regional system, and this is the way in which the country will work in the future. The Batanes system is just a second stage of a regional system that covers the three communities mentioned.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination. The initial study carr...

        Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination.

        The initial study carried out by the local government of Arenillas considered the communities of Cañas , El Triunfo and Batanes as a regional system, and this is the way in which the country will work in the future. The Batanes system is just a second stage of a regional system that covers the three communities mentioned.

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Thanks for the replies. If the Cañas rural water source is fine and uncontaminated and recharges itself, how come the Batanes sources are contaminated so much? From the description they don't appear to be able to restore, recharge (and ultimately decontaminate) their local water source. Are they really using that much agro-chemicals? Fr...

      Thanks for the replies.

      If the Cañas rural water source is fine and uncontaminated and recharges itself, how come the Batanes sources are contaminated so much? From the description they don't appear to be able to restore, recharge (and ultimately decontaminate) their local water source. Are they really using that much agro-chemicals?

      From my viewpoint, it would be much better to create a local, decentralized system that can be owned by the community, rather than creating a dependency. It may not be possible, but i would like to know that that approach was examined.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination. The initial study carr...

        Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination.

        The initial study carried out by the local government of Arenillas considered the communities of Cañas , El Triunfo and Batanes as a regional system, and this is the way in which the country will work in the future. The Batanes system is just a second stage of a regional system that covers the three communities mentioned.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination. The initial study carr...

      Batanes in the future hopes to receive its water supply from the Cañas system, whose source is in excellent shape. Currently, Batanes takes water from nearby rivers which are polluted with agrochemicals, in addition the pipelines of Batanes' old system are totally deteriorated and cause losses and contamination.

      The initial study carried out by the local government of Arenillas considered the communities of Cañas , El Triunfo and Batanes as a regional system, and this is the way in which the country will work in the future. The Batanes system is just a second stage of a regional system that covers the three communities mentioned.

  • 2 participants | show more

    Care's Budget

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    It seems too many questions are already asked. I think one of the goals is to spend most fund in the field, amongst the needy and least on administration and other costs. Detail on expenses will be highly appreciated. According to Care's budget cost per capita is USD164 versus USD30 as per BPR's last year's objective. Isn't that a bit to...

    It seems too many questions are already asked. I think one of the goals is to spend most fund in the field, amongst the needy and least on administration and other costs. Detail on expenses will be highly appreciated. According to Care's budget cost per capita is USD164 versus USD30 as per BPR's last year's objective. Isn't that a bit too high?

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Hello All - your questions are noted. We had asked the field to provide something quickly so they gave us a concept note. We have sent the questions back to the field - unfortunately there is a delay because they need to translate to Spanish and then translate responses back to English. Appreciate your patience.

      Hello All - your questions are noted. We had asked the field to provide something quickly so they gave us a concept note. We have sent the questions back to the field - unfortunately there is a delay because they need to translate to Spanish and then translate responses back to English. Appreciate your patience.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Please see details above as well as a new attachment on the project description page that has the budget in an easier to read format.

        Please see details above as well as a new attachment on the project description page that has the budget in an easier to read format.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction material...

          The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or 20,000.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction material...

        The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or 20,000.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Please see details above as well as a new attachment on the project description page that has the budget in an easier to read format.

      Please see details above as well as a new attachment on the project description page that has the budget in an easier to read format.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction material...

        The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or 20,000.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction material...

      The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or 20,000.

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    Various issues - looks good overall

    Rick McGowan of East Meets West Foundation

    Why is there no water going to schools? Is there no school here? What is the proposed water tariff? While it says that they are committed to pay for water, do they know how much it will cost? Does the tariff reflect the need not only for O&M, but also for long term repair and replacement costs? In addition to existing experience w...

    Why is there no water going to schools? Is there no school here?

    What is the proposed water tariff? While it says that they are committed to pay for water, do they know how much it will cost? Does the tariff reflect the need not only for O&M, but also for long term repair and replacement costs?

    In addition to existing experience with both water and sanitation in the nearby areas, CARE has considerable experience with rural water supply worldwide, and so they are very knowledgeable on how to do this.

    The apparently active support of the local government will expedite the process.
    The per capita investment cost of the system appears to be relatively high ($25,000 / 152 = $164 per capita). Why is that? It could perhaps have to do with a remote location of the proposed site, or just the fact that the number of beneficiaries is relatively small (only 152 vs. an often typical rural water system servicing a village of 1,000 – 2,000 people).

    Small point - in the short project description it says 150 users. Just below that it says 152.No annual maintenance cost mentioned.

    Who will be responsible for doing the maintenance, and how will they be trained and equipped?

    No mention of water quality testing – who will do this and how often?

    • Rick McGowan of East Meets West Foundation

      While I know that CARE has a generally good reputation in providing rural water supply and sanitation services (e.g. I hired CARE/Indonesia for several contracts under the World Bank financed Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income Communities in the early-mid '90s (I was the project manager), and they did excellent work. However, the...

      While I know that CARE has a generally good reputation in providing rural water supply and sanitation services (e.g. I hired CARE/Indonesia for several contracts under the World Bank financed Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income Communities in the early-mid '90s (I was the project manager), and they did excellent work.

      However, the $164 per capita cost of this proposed system (which is apparently just a pipeline extension of an existing gravity system) is exceedingly high, as I mentioned previously. There was no response from CARE on this point, which was mentioned by several reviewers. There should be some justification of why this is before any decision should be made as to its final rating.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Hi all, sorry for the lack of responses. I am trying to be the middleman for CARE Ecuador and simply cannot keep up with the daily comments and questions. Furthermore, we have delays because a) questions & responses must be translated to & from Spanish; and b) the person in the know is actually out in the field working. As you have all...

        Hi all, sorry for the lack of responses. I am trying to be the middleman for CARE Ecuador and simply cannot keep up with the daily comments and questions. Furthermore, we have delays because a) questions & responses must be translated to & from Spanish; and b) the person in the know is actually out in the field working. As you have all noted, CARE does good work. I will try to get you responses before the comment period closes.
        Susan

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable s...

          For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or more).

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable s...

        For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or more).

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Hi all, sorry for the lack of responses. I am trying to be the middleman for CARE Ecuador and simply cannot keep up with the daily comments and questions. Furthermore, we have delays because a) questions & responses must be translated to & from Spanish; and b) the person in the know is actually out in the field working. As you have all...

      Hi all, sorry for the lack of responses. I am trying to be the middleman for CARE Ecuador and simply cannot keep up with the daily comments and questions. Furthermore, we have delays because a) questions & responses must be translated to & from Spanish; and b) the person in the know is actually out in the field working. As you have all noted, CARE does good work. I will try to get you responses before the comment period closes.
      Susan

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable s...

        For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or more).

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable s...

      For better clarity, the budget items included in this proposal are broken down. The explanation of the cost per capita is given above - four reasons (The cost per capita is justifiable for the following reasons: 1) the intervention includes technical, social, environmental, organizational and educational efforts to ensure a sustainable system; 2) the distances to Batanes and the roads on which one must travel cause some increase in costs; 3) Compared to last year, construction materials have gone up considerably in price throughout the country because of the generalized inflation; 4) The other factor is that the number of users is quite small (150), since this community is small, and so the fixed costs (i.e. the 2 km pipeline) are divided over a small denominator, while they would be the same for a community of 2,000 or more).

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Q - Why is there no water going to schools? Is there no school here? A - In Batanes there is a school and the system will indeed provide water to that facility. Q - What is the proposed water tariff? While it says that they are committed to pay for water, do they know how much it will cost? Does the tariff reflect the need not only...

      Q - Why is there no water going to schools? Is there no school here?

      A - In Batanes there is a school and the system will indeed provide water to that facility.

      Q - What is the proposed water tariff? While it says that they are committed to pay for water, do they know how much it will cost? Does the tariff reflect the need not only for O&M, but also for long term repair and replacement costs?

      A - The proposed tariff is the same as for Cañas, which is $2 per 10 cubic meters for one month. The tariff will have to be revised periodically in accordance with the conditions at that moment. The community knows that it must pay a tariff, since this is in line with what is happening in the region. The tariff will cover O&M, in addition a percentage will go to a capital fund for future repairs and upgrades of the system.

      Q - In addition to existing experience with both water and sanitation in the nearby areas, CARE has considerable experience with rural water supply worldwide, and so they are very knowledgeable on how to do this.

      The apparently active support of the local government will expedite the process.

      A - The project has the support of the local government of Arenillas from the signing of the agreement the municipality will contribute its part, in addition it will allocate staff time to support the project.

      Q - The per capita investment cost of the system appears to be relatively high ($25,000 / 152 = $164 per capita). Why is that? It could perhaps have to do with a remote location of the proposed site, or just the fact that the number of beneficiaries is relatively small (only 152 vs. an often typical rural water system servicing a village of 1,000 – 2,000 people).

      A - The per capita costs are very acceptable if you take into account that the intervention includes not only infrastructure but sanitary education and organization and community empowerment. In addition, the distances involved with the Batanes community justify this cost.

      Q - Small point - in the short project description it says 150 users. Just below that it says 152.No annual maintenance cost mentioned.

      A - We can define 150 users. The tariff of $2 has been calculated to cover: the cost of the operator, chlorine, maintenance, operation and a percentage to be saved.

      Q - Who will be responsible for doing the maintenance, and how will they be trained and equipped?

      A - The water board, by hiring the staff necessary for O&M, will be responsible for this activity. CARE will ensure the training of these people.

      Q - No mention of water quality testing – who will do this and how often?

      A - This is an issue discussed at the country level, since the costs are extremely high and access to qualified laboratories is extremely difficult. Nonetheless, at the community level there will be a daily monitoring of residual chlorine and PH.

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    Costs and implication of target group

    Marc Despiegelaere of Protos

    CARE is working in the water sector in the Sierra of Ecuador since more than 10 years, so next questions might be easy to answer: 1) Can we have some more details on the budget ? Cost p.p. will be 165 USD while the main pipes seem to be already in place (connection to an existing system). Does this price p.p. includes the household standp...

    CARE is working in the water sector in the Sierra of Ecuador since more than 10 years, so next questions might be easy to answer:
    1) Can we have some more details on the budget ? Cost p.p. will be 165 USD while the main pipes seem to be already in place (connection to an existing system). Does this price p.p. includes the household standpipe ? If this is the case (and it seems so when looking to the cost p.p.) does it fit with ecuadorian strategy to subsidize household connection ?
    2) Can we have some more information about the main system (in Cañas) and their Water Board ? Is that a traditional Junta de Agua or a local branch of the ETAPA-company ? Some info about the performance and viability of the Water Board could be helpfull. How will the Batanes leaders be integrated c.q. informed or cooperate with the Board ?

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Following up on Protos' questions:

      1. More details on the budget would be welcome.

      2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the main Canas line to Batanes. Which is the right assumption?

      3. A sort of plan on what the act

      ...

      Following up on Protos' questions:


      1. More details on the budget would be welcome.


      2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the main Canas line to Batanes. Which is the right assumption?


      3. A sort of plan on what the activities are going to be would also be welcome. I could then understand some of the design - is there any local storage? Even the time estimate needs some explanation and expansion.


      Thanks.



      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        Susan, I concur with the request for the budget. I am a numbers person, I like to see the numbers. Thanks, Rob

        Susan,

        I concur with the request for the budget. I am a numbers person, I like to see the numbers. Thanks,
        Rob

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region. During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support...

          The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

          The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region.

          During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation; in addition, with USAID funds, other organization is currently working in El Triunfo; thus the part corresponding to Batanes still needs to be completed, which is the motive for this proposal.

          According to the study, from the storage tank built in the Cañas area which has sufficient capacity, a network would be connected to channel the water to the Batanes community, a distance of about 2,000 meters. In addition, the project includes installing the necessary branches within the community and the household connections.

          The methodology proposed by CARE includes promoting community participation from the beginning in the following ways: unskilled labor, transporting and carrying materials, lodging and meals for teachers, a supply of local materials and the purchase of the meters. The practice in Ecuador is not necessary to subsidize the household connection; in this project, the community will provide the individual water meters and the project will provide the pipes.

          • Susan Davis of CARE

            At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

            At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

            The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

            The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

            In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

            Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

          The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

          The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

          In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

          Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region. During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support...

        The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

        The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region.

        During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation; in addition, with USAID funds, other organization is currently working in El Triunfo; thus the part corresponding to Batanes still needs to be completed, which is the motive for this proposal.

        According to the study, from the storage tank built in the Cañas area which has sufficient capacity, a network would be connected to channel the water to the Batanes community, a distance of about 2,000 meters. In addition, the project includes installing the necessary branches within the community and the household connections.

        The methodology proposed by CARE includes promoting community participation from the beginning in the following ways: unskilled labor, transporting and carrying materials, lodging and meals for teachers, a supply of local materials and the purchase of the meters. The practice in Ecuador is not necessary to subsidize the household connection; in this project, the community will provide the individual water meters and the project will provide the pipes.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

          The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

          The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

          In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

          Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

        The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

        The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

        In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

        Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        1. More details on the budget would be welcome. The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). 2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the m...

        1. More details on the budget would be welcome.

        The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

        2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the main Canas line to Batanes. Which is the right assumption?

        The pipes between the water intake site and the treatment plant are already in place, in addition the intake and the treatment plant are completed and operating.

        Under these conditions, the Batanes system will connect with the reserve tank through a length of 2 km of pipe to the community, so your assumption is correct.

        In addition, the project includes the necessary branches within the community and the home connections.

        3. A sort of plan on what the activities are going to be would also be welcome. I could then understand some of the design - is there any local storage? Even the time estimate needs some explanation and expansion.

        CARE’s methodological proposal includes linking the technical activities and the organization-promotion and sanitary and environmental education efforts.

        In this scenario, the minimum time for intervention in the communities is that which we proposed, that is five months. It is expected that by the end of the process, the communities themselves will be capable of operating, maintaining and administering their systems, in this case by establishing basic agreements.

        The major elements of each of the three components are the following:

        Organization and Promotion:
        The community agreement will be signed, including a clear description of the contributions to be made by each community.
        Work sessions will be organized with community participation for activities like transporting materials, digging ditches, and others.
        Capacity-building will be done in the areas of leadership, parliamentary procedure, conflict resolution, and others.
        Training will be provided in warehouse management, and administrative and accounting procedures.
        Critical areas vulnerable to the effects of flooding will be identified.
        Impact-mitigation efforts
        Reforesting water sources

        Sanitary and Environmental Education:

        The project will work with adults and children from the communities on some issues that need to be reinforced at the community level:

        Personal hygiene (washing hands)
        Hygiene in the household and surroundings
        Preventing water-borne diseases
        The water cycle in nature
        Protecting micro-watersheds
        Preventative measures in response to the region’s rainfall

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      Susan, I concur with the request for the budget. I am a numbers person, I like to see the numbers. Thanks, Rob

      Susan,

      I concur with the request for the budget. I am a numbers person, I like to see the numbers. Thanks,
      Rob

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region. During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support...

        The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

        The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region.

        During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation; in addition, with USAID funds, other organization is currently working in El Triunfo; thus the part corresponding to Batanes still needs to be completed, which is the motive for this proposal.

        According to the study, from the storage tank built in the Cañas area which has sufficient capacity, a network would be connected to channel the water to the Batanes community, a distance of about 2,000 meters. In addition, the project includes installing the necessary branches within the community and the household connections.

        The methodology proposed by CARE includes promoting community participation from the beginning in the following ways: unskilled labor, transporting and carrying materials, lodging and meals for teachers, a supply of local materials and the purchase of the meters. The practice in Ecuador is not necessary to subsidize the household connection; in this project, the community will provide the individual water meters and the project will provide the pipes.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

          At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

          The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

          The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

          In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

          Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

        The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

        The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

        In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

        Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region. During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support...

      The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

      The municipality of Arenillas has a study of the potable water supply system for the Cañas-El Triunfo-Batanes region.

      During the past 8 months, CARE implemented the Cañas part of the project with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation; in addition, with USAID funds, other organization is currently working in El Triunfo; thus the part corresponding to Batanes still needs to be completed, which is the motive for this proposal.

      According to the study, from the storage tank built in the Cañas area which has sufficient capacity, a network would be connected to channel the water to the Batanes community, a distance of about 2,000 meters. In addition, the project includes installing the necessary branches within the community and the household connections.

      The methodology proposed by CARE includes promoting community participation from the beginning in the following ways: unskilled labor, transporting and carrying materials, lodging and meals for teachers, a supply of local materials and the purchase of the meters. The practice in Ecuador is not necessary to subsidize the household connection; in this project, the community will provide the individual water meters and the project will provide the pipes.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

        At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

        The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

        The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

        In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

        Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities. The Board, under these conditions, is ...

      At the moment, the Potable Water Administration Board of the Cañas system is established, following the guidelines of the country’s Law of Rural Water Boards, and the Cañas Board has a set of by-laws that allow the Board members and the users to properly exercise their rights and responsibilities.

      The Board, under these conditions, is able to administrate, operate and maintain its system; in addition, a tariff has been set for monthly consumption that will ensure the financial sustainability of the system. The municipality of Arenillas is committed to providing constant monitoring of the system.

      The main objective of the Social Organization and Promotion component, which will be implemented by CARE, will be to facilitate agreements among the residents of Cañas, Batanes and El Triunfo, in order to create one single Water Board for the system with a regional viewpoint.

      In the short term, we hope to create a regional Water Board, in which users from the three communities will have the same rights and responsibilities.

      Although this process could require a number of meetings for discussion and reaching agreements, we feel that it will be possible, since there have already been some conversations in this regard and especially because the flow volume at the source is sufficient and the treatment plant was designed with a regional system in mind.

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      1. More details on the budget would be welcome. The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon). 2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the m...

      1. More details on the budget would be welcome.

      The Finance Department is reviewing the detailed budget. I will send it to you as soon as possible (hopefully tomorrow afternoon).

      2. I don't see where in the application it is mentioned that the main pipes are in place. So i assume that the cost includes getting 2km of pipe from the main Canas line to Batanes. Which is the right assumption?

      The pipes between the water intake site and the treatment plant are already in place, in addition the intake and the treatment plant are completed and operating.

      Under these conditions, the Batanes system will connect with the reserve tank through a length of 2 km of pipe to the community, so your assumption is correct.

      In addition, the project includes the necessary branches within the community and the home connections.

      3. A sort of plan on what the activities are going to be would also be welcome. I could then understand some of the design - is there any local storage? Even the time estimate needs some explanation and expansion.

      CARE’s methodological proposal includes linking the technical activities and the organization-promotion and sanitary and environmental education efforts.

      In this scenario, the minimum time for intervention in the communities is that which we proposed, that is five months. It is expected that by the end of the process, the communities themselves will be capable of operating, maintaining and administering their systems, in this case by establishing basic agreements.

      The major elements of each of the three components are the following:

      Organization and Promotion:
      The community agreement will be signed, including a clear description of the contributions to be made by each community.
      Work sessions will be organized with community participation for activities like transporting materials, digging ditches, and others.
      Capacity-building will be done in the areas of leadership, parliamentary procedure, conflict resolution, and others.
      Training will be provided in warehouse management, and administrative and accounting procedures.
      Critical areas vulnerable to the effects of flooding will be identified.
      Impact-mitigation efforts
      Reforesting water sources

      Sanitary and Environmental Education:

      The project will work with adults and children from the communities on some issues that need to be reinforced at the community level:

      Personal hygiene (washing hands)
      Hygiene in the household and surroundings
      Preventing water-borne diseases
      The water cycle in nature
      Protecting micro-watersheds
      Preventative measures in response to the region’s rainfall

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Just received budget from CARE ECUADOR: BATANES ROJECT Jul-08 DESCRIPTION Total PERSONNEL COST 10.586 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 8 EQUIPMENT PURCHASES (EXPENSED) 35 MATERIALS, SERVICES & CONSUMABLE 11.137 TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION 4.825 OCCUPANCY ...

      Just received budget from CARE ECUADOR:

      BATANES ROJECT Jul-08

      DESCRIPTION Total

      PERSONNEL COST 10.586

      PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 8

      EQUIPMENT PURCHASES (EXPENSED) 35

      MATERIALS, SERVICES & CONSUMABLE 11.137

      TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION 4.825

      OCCUPANCY 191

      FINANCING/DEPRECIATION/MISCELL 10

      GRANTS/SUBGRANTS/SEED CAPITAL -

      CARE HQ ADMINISTRATIVE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT 2.411

      TOTAL 29.203

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Would you be able to supply us with more detail on the personnel costs ( construction labor), materials costs (tubing costs), and design and hydraulics of the main pipe line.

        Would you be able to supply us with more detail on the personnel costs ( construction labor), materials costs (tubing costs), and design and hydraulics of the main pipe line.

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe li...

          From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

          BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT

          ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount

          MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR Water & Sanitation





          Materials
          Global
          1
          7.500,00
          7.500,00

          Construction labor
          Global
          1
          2.500,00
          2.500,00

          Educational support material for water and sanitation
          Global


          500,00

          Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
          Global


          336,54

          Workshops on Community promotion and organization
          Global


          544,76

          Sub Total Materials & Construction labor



          11.381,29

          PERSONNEL COSTS






          Unit
          Quantity
          Cost/month
          Total Cost

          National Coordinator of Water & Sanitation (10%)
          Month
          0,5
          4.377,42
          2.188,71

          Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

          Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
          Month
          1,5
          2.529,80
          3.794,69

          Civil Engineer (30%)
          Month
          1,5
          2.529,80
          3.794,69

          Programs Assistant (10%)
          Month
          0,5
          1.616,06
          808,03







          Total Personnel



          10.586,13

          MOBILIZATION






          Unit
          Number
          Unit amount
          Total amount

          Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala)
          U
          2
          158,50
          317,01

          Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle
          Month
          5
          450,00
          2.250,00

          Total Mobilization



          2.567,01

          FOOD & LODGING






          Unit
          Number
          Unit amount
          Total amount

          Hotel expenses
          Day
          10
          30,00
          300,00

          Per diem
          Día
          100
          19,58
          1.957,75

          Total Food and Lodging



          2.257,75







          TOTAL



          26.792,18

          CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support



          2.411,30

          TOTAL GENERAL



          29.203,47

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and h...

          From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

          BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT
          ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount
          MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR
          Water & Sanitation
          Materials
          Global 1 7.500,00 7.500,00

          Construction labor
          Global 1 2.500,00 2.500,00

          Educational support material for water and sanitation
          Global 500,00

          Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
          Global 336,54

          Workshops on Community promotion and organization
          Global 544,76

          Sub Total Materials & Construction labor 11.381,29

          PERSONNEL COSTS Unit Quantity Cost/month Total Cost

          National Coord. of Water & Sanitation (10%) Month 0,5 4.377,42 2.188,71

          Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

          Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
          Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

          Civil Engineer (30%) Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

          Programs Assistant (10%) Month 0,5 1.616,06 808,03

          Total Personnel 10.586,13

          MOBILIZATION Unit Number Unit amount Total amount
          Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala) U 2 158,50 317,01

          Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle Month 5 450,00 2.250,00

          Total Mobilization 2.567,01

          FOOD & LODGING Unit Number Unit amount Total amount

          Hotel expenses Day 10 30,00 300,00

          Per diem Día 100 19,58 1.957,75

          Total Food and Lodging 2.257,75
          TOTAL 26.792,18

          CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support 2.411,30

          TOTAL GENERAL 29.203,47

          • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

            Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

            Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

            With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

            • Susan Davis of CARE

              Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

              Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          • Susan Davis of CARE

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

          With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          • Susan Davis of CARE

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe li...

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

        BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT

        ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount

        MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR Water & Sanitation





        Materials
        Global
        1
        7.500,00
        7.500,00

        Construction labor
        Global
        1
        2.500,00
        2.500,00

        Educational support material for water and sanitation
        Global


        500,00

        Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
        Global


        336,54

        Workshops on Community promotion and organization
        Global


        544,76

        Sub Total Materials & Construction labor



        11.381,29

        PERSONNEL COSTS






        Unit
        Quantity
        Cost/month
        Total Cost

        National Coordinator of Water & Sanitation (10%)
        Month
        0,5
        4.377,42
        2.188,71

        Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

        Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
        Month
        1,5
        2.529,80
        3.794,69

        Civil Engineer (30%)
        Month
        1,5
        2.529,80
        3.794,69

        Programs Assistant (10%)
        Month
        0,5
        1.616,06
        808,03







        Total Personnel



        10.586,13

        MOBILIZATION






        Unit
        Number
        Unit amount
        Total amount

        Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala)
        U
        2
        158,50
        317,01

        Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle
        Month
        5
        450,00
        2.250,00

        Total Mobilization



        2.567,01

        FOOD & LODGING






        Unit
        Number
        Unit amount
        Total amount

        Hotel expenses
        Day
        10
        30,00
        300,00

        Per diem
        Día
        100
        19,58
        1.957,75

        Total Food and Lodging



        2.257,75







        TOTAL



        26.792,18

        CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support



        2.411,30

        TOTAL GENERAL



        29.203,47

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and h...

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

        BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT
        ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount
        MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR
        Water & Sanitation
        Materials
        Global 1 7.500,00 7.500,00

        Construction labor
        Global 1 2.500,00 2.500,00

        Educational support material for water and sanitation
        Global 500,00

        Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
        Global 336,54

        Workshops on Community promotion and organization
        Global 544,76

        Sub Total Materials & Construction labor 11.381,29

        PERSONNEL COSTS Unit Quantity Cost/month Total Cost

        National Coord. of Water & Sanitation (10%) Month 0,5 4.377,42 2.188,71

        Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

        Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
        Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

        Civil Engineer (30%) Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

        Programs Assistant (10%) Month 0,5 1.616,06 808,03

        Total Personnel 10.586,13

        MOBILIZATION Unit Number Unit amount Total amount
        Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala) U 2 158,50 317,01

        Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle Month 5 450,00 2.250,00

        Total Mobilization 2.567,01

        FOOD & LODGING Unit Number Unit amount Total amount

        Hotel expenses Day 10 30,00 300,00

        Per diem Día 100 19,58 1.957,75

        Total Food and Lodging 2.257,75
        TOTAL 26.792,18

        CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support 2.411,30

        TOTAL GENERAL 29.203,47

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

          With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          • Susan Davis of CARE

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

        With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

    • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

      Would you be able to supply us with more detail on the personnel costs ( construction labor), materials costs (tubing costs), and design and hydraulics of the main pipe line.

      Would you be able to supply us with more detail on the personnel costs ( construction labor), materials costs (tubing costs), and design and hydraulics of the main pipe line.

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe li...

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

        BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT

        ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount

        MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR Water & Sanitation





        Materials
        Global
        1
        7.500,00
        7.500,00

        Construction labor
        Global
        1
        2.500,00
        2.500,00

        Educational support material for water and sanitation
        Global


        500,00

        Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
        Global


        336,54

        Workshops on Community promotion and organization
        Global


        544,76

        Sub Total Materials & Construction labor



        11.381,29

        PERSONNEL COSTS






        Unit
        Quantity
        Cost/month
        Total Cost

        National Coordinator of Water & Sanitation (10%)
        Month
        0,5
        4.377,42
        2.188,71

        Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

        Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
        Month
        1,5
        2.529,80
        3.794,69

        Civil Engineer (30%)
        Month
        1,5
        2.529,80
        3.794,69

        Programs Assistant (10%)
        Month
        0,5
        1.616,06
        808,03







        Total Personnel



        10.586,13

        MOBILIZATION






        Unit
        Number
        Unit amount
        Total amount

        Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala)
        U
        2
        158,50
        317,01

        Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle
        Month
        5
        450,00
        2.250,00

        Total Mobilization



        2.567,01

        FOOD & LODGING






        Unit
        Number
        Unit amount
        Total amount

        Hotel expenses
        Day
        10
        30,00
        300,00

        Per diem
        Día
        100
        19,58
        1.957,75

        Total Food and Lodging



        2.257,75







        TOTAL



        26.792,18

        CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support



        2.411,30

        TOTAL GENERAL



        29.203,47

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and h...

        From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

        BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT
        ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount
        MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR
        Water & Sanitation
        Materials
        Global 1 7.500,00 7.500,00

        Construction labor
        Global 1 2.500,00 2.500,00

        Educational support material for water and sanitation
        Global 500,00

        Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
        Global 336,54

        Workshops on Community promotion and organization
        Global 544,76

        Sub Total Materials & Construction labor 11.381,29

        PERSONNEL COSTS Unit Quantity Cost/month Total Cost

        National Coord. of Water & Sanitation (10%) Month 0,5 4.377,42 2.188,71

        Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

        Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
        Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

        Civil Engineer (30%) Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

        Programs Assistant (10%) Month 0,5 1.616,06 808,03

        Total Personnel 10.586,13

        MOBILIZATION Unit Number Unit amount Total amount
        Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala) U 2 158,50 317,01

        Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle Month 5 450,00 2.250,00

        Total Mobilization 2.567,01

        FOOD & LODGING Unit Number Unit amount Total amount

        Hotel expenses Day 10 30,00 300,00

        Per diem Día 100 19,58 1.957,75

        Total Food and Lodging 2.257,75
        TOTAL 26.792,18

        CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support 2.411,30

        TOTAL GENERAL 29.203,47

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

          With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

          • Susan Davis of CARE

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

            Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

        With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe li...

      From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget with the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don't have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

      BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT

      ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount

      MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR Water & Sanitation





      Materials
      Global
      1
      7.500,00
      7.500,00

      Construction labor
      Global
      1
      2.500,00
      2.500,00

      Educational support material for water and sanitation
      Global


      500,00

      Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
      Global


      336,54

      Workshops on Community promotion and organization
      Global


      544,76

      Sub Total Materials & Construction labor



      11.381,29

      PERSONNEL COSTS






      Unit
      Quantity
      Cost/month
      Total Cost

      National Coordinator of Water & Sanitation (10%)
      Month
      0,5
      4.377,42
      2.188,71

      Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

      Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
      Month
      1,5
      2.529,80
      3.794,69

      Civil Engineer (30%)
      Month
      1,5
      2.529,80
      3.794,69

      Programs Assistant (10%)
      Month
      0,5
      1.616,06
      808,03







      Total Personnel



      10.586,13

      MOBILIZATION






      Unit
      Number
      Unit amount
      Total amount

      Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala)
      U
      2
      158,50
      317,01

      Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle
      Month
      5
      450,00
      2.250,00

      Total Mobilization



      2.567,01

      FOOD & LODGING






      Unit
      Number
      Unit amount
      Total amount

      Hotel expenses
      Day
      10
      30,00
      300,00

      Per diem
      Día
      100
      19,58
      1.957,75

      Total Food and Lodging



      2.257,75







      TOTAL



      26.792,18

      CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support



      2.411,30

      TOTAL GENERAL



      29.203,47

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and h...

      From CARE Ecuador - Following you will find detailed budget in which they will be able to see the total cost of the construction labor and a total cost of the materials-regretably at this stage we don’t have the detailed amount of each material for this reason we can’t provide you with the cost of the tubing. In regards to the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, the Municipality of Arenillas has them, as they are in charge of preparing them-this issue will be covered by the Municipality and not by the donor. In any case, if the donor needs the design and hydraulics of the main pipe line, we can ask the Municipality to send them to us, but it will take time (it is impossible to have them here by Monday).

      BUDGET FOR BATANES PROJECT
      ITEM Unit Quantity Unit amount Total amount
      MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION LABOR
      Water & Sanitation
      Materials
      Global 1 7.500,00 7.500,00

      Construction labor
      Global 1 2.500,00 2.500,00

      Educational support material for water and sanitation
      Global 500,00

      Workshops on Sanitary and environmental education
      Global 336,54

      Workshops on Community promotion and organization
      Global 544,76

      Sub Total Materials & Construction labor 11.381,29

      PERSONNEL COSTS Unit Quantity Cost/month Total Cost

      National Coord. of Water & Sanitation (10%) Month 0,5 4.377,42 2.188,71

      Especialista Técnico en Organización, Promoción y Educación Sanitaria (30%)

      Technical Specialist on Organization, promotion and sanitary education
      Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

      Civil Engineer (30%) Month 1,5 2.529,80 3.794,69

      Programs Assistant (10%) Month 0,5 1.616,06 808,03

      Total Personnel 10.586,13

      MOBILIZATION Unit Number Unit amount Total amount
      Airplane tickets (Quito - Machala) U 2 158,50 317,01

      Manteinance and gasoline of 1 vehicle Month 5 450,00 2.250,00

      Total Mobilization 2.567,01

      FOOD & LODGING Unit Number Unit amount Total amount

      Hotel expenses Day 10 30,00 300,00

      Per diem Día 100 19,58 1.957,75

      Total Food and Lodging 2.257,75
      TOTAL 26.792,18

      CARE HQ Adminstrative and Technical Support 2.411,30

      TOTAL GENERAL 29.203,47

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

        With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

        • Susan Davis of CARE

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

          Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will. With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

      Thanks so much for this. PWX features need to be better explained and advertised. You can add in documents to the application, while it is not possible to edit the text, applicants can add in photos and documents at will.

      With this budget are you still looking for 25k in funding or the new larger amount?

      • Susan Davis of CARE

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

        Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

    • Susan Davis of CARE

      Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

      Rajesh - I did attach a document, just wasn't sure reviewers would know to look there so I wanted to put the details in the reply as well. Sure, we'll ask for the full amount. When we applied this was in concept note stage so the amount was an estimate. Thanks, Susan

  • Rating: 4

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    The project is good but the amount of $25,000 for only 152 people is high. The final report on the application ID# 40 is impressive. It is on providing dug wells in Yemen. Excellent work! Decentralized system would be better for these 152 people of Batanes instead of channeling treated water from the spring. The O&M of dug wells as in Yemen and roof top or any other method of collected rain-water is comparatively cheaper than pipeline water. I would revise the technology.

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  • Rating: 4

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    CARE has a very good reputation in providing rural water supply and sanitation services.
    However, the $164 per capita cost of this proposed system (which is apparently just a pipeline extension of an existing gravity system) is exceedingly high.

    Absent any specific justification for this high cost, it appears that other proposed projects would be more worthy of BPR support.

  • Rating: 6

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    (1) I would give this project a higher rating if I knew more about the hydraulics ( no response) of the system so as to evaluate the materials used such as pipe size ; and flow rates( no response). Cannot determine from material if the pipe size will provide water for this community into the future. To properly evaluate a water system one has to know the flow of the spring; population to be served; for how many years are they to be served; the hydraulic characteristics of the distribution system so as to maintain a constant pressure over all the homes served; and the pipe sizes planned in the project.

    These water system criteria could be part of the initial proposal.

    (2)The inclusion of national coordination salaries and expenses gives me some concern since they probably already have this core funding in place from CARE.

    Some sort of initial criteria for including core salaries and funding should be considered for future projects so that this is clear to applicants. I can understand funding for direct support for in field supervision of skilled labor, skilled labor ; and educational staff.

  • Rating: 4

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    Cost per capita is too high and no answers have been given, despite all the questions. Tasks for the water board seem to be unrealistic for such a small and relatively isolated community.

  • Rating: 1

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    To begin with, it is clear that we need to enhance the rating system to be more multi-dimensional and i look forward to working with the PWX community on that.

    The score is not reflective about it chances of success but based on the need for the project:
    1. the cost per person is very high for BPR's goals
    2. the need is not clearly demonstrated
    3. the solution is one of dependency rather than one of organized community ownership

    I understand the situation where CARE Ecuador needs a translator and Susan becomes a harassed in the middle between PWX requests and the implementer. Am sorry about that.

  • Rating: 6

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    CARE has a good model in general, tackling various aspects, like water, sanitation and education together. I like that approach.

    I have to agree with the others though that it is fairly expensive and there is not much information explaining why it is so expensive... I can understand prices are going up sharply worldwide, but it seems like a lot...