Dano Water System, Grand Goâve, Haiti

Northwater provided engineering and hydrogeological services over a two year period to study the drying Magandou spring and find/develop a new water supply solution for the 15,000 residents that rely on the Dano water system.  Northwater performed several hydrogeological and engineering studies and then designed and supervised a water well drilling program.

The project was considered very successful as the causes of the drying spring were better understood which redirected resources to securing a more resilient water source.  A groundwater exploration program with geophysics and geological mapping resulted in a single deep well (170 meters depth)  that yielded 46 cubic meters/hour (200 gallons/minute) of very good quality water.  The Dano water demand is now achieved with a single well rather than two or three wells as originally considered based on the nature of low-yielding wells in the area.

Project Details
  • Location: Haiti
  • Client: Terre des Hommes
  • Sector: NGO & Government