These programs help increase rural communities’ access to fresh drinking water and support Camagüey’s labor brigade, responsible for the maintenance of the entire water and sewer system for the city’s 330,000 residents. Built in 1927, the sewer system has only been minimally updated over time. In recent years, the network has deteriorated considerably and is in urgent need of renovation. Leakage within the system has resulted in huge water wastage, sometimes up to 50 percent; in addition, the system faces frequent blockages.
Camaquito supports the labor brigade with technical equipment and improved working conditions so that sanitation can be sustainably improved. This also helps combat the spread of water-borne disease.