Spring Catchment in Haiti

A spring is water that reaches the surface from an underground supply, appearing as small water holes or wet spots on hillsides or along river banks. In order to "catch" the water for use, the spring must be capped, allowing the water to pool up into the cement block. In this photo you can see the construction of the spring cap for the town of Ennery, Haiti, which has a population of 10,100 people. Now that the cap has been built, a pipe will be installed, running from the catchment block down the hill to the town, giving them access to safe water.

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population of 10.6 million
4.5 million lack access to safe water
7.6 million lack access to improved sanitation
58% of the total population lives on less than US$1.25 per day