CoCoDA takes a unique approach to water and sanitation projects that respects local autonomy, builds capacity and insures sustainability.
- Our projects are identified, designed, constructed and ultimately owned by our partner communities.
- We assist each community in forming a small public utility called a Water Board. This organization is responsible both for implementing the project and for administering the water system upon completion.
- Our projects involve water metering. This encourages conservation and provides long term revenue for the water system.
- Wherever possible, CoCoDA incorporates solar power in our projects. Solar power makes projects viable that would have once been too expensive to sustain.
Through ongoing work by CoCoDA, partnering with other local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations like Rotary International and the local government, the dream of having potable water distribution systems has already been realized by many communities.