Water pipelines for Santa Filomena
The Sotrami S.A. water project has entered its final phase. BGI/SBGA are planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for early summer 2020. What was already an ambitious project grew in scale with the implementation of a much bigger water reservoir that will serve an even larger part of the Santa Filomena population. This extraordinary construction was carried out at 2,500 metres above sea level.
Work started in October 2018 and is scheduled for completion by summer 2020. The project is co-financed by Sotrami S.A. and the Better Gold Fund. The SBGA contribution amounts to USD 800,000.
Water pumping will save at least 60 tons of diesel (currently water is transported by truck), equivalent to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 150 tons.
- Provide around 5,400 villagers in Santa Filomena and Santa Ana with access to clean water
- Reduce water costs for the local population. Currently a 100m3 tank of water costs 50 Peruvian soles($16); a family of four uses two tanks per week, totalling 4,800 soles/year ($1,448/year)
- Reduce occurrences of skin, bronchial and gastrointestinal diseases
- Create two sceptic tanks to collect and recycle wastewater