July 2000

Restore water quality rivers, beaches and bay

Tan-Tan is a poor village on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Because of inadequate plumbing, villagers were using the rivers to the north and south as toilets, which hurt the environmental quality of the rivers, beaches, and adjacent ocean. To alleviate this problem, the village began constructing ¬†four separate bathrooms and showers for public use. The construction was 65 percent complete, but the village needed funding to purchase plumbing fixtures to finish this project. Seacology’s support enabled the villagers of Tan-Tan to complete construction.

Project Updates
November 2003
The "public convenience" is in use, and the project is being seen as a model of community initiative relating basic health needs to tourism and conservation.

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