Water for poor neighborhoods: Villa Ocampo

Potable water system for social inclusion

Argentina, South America   Show map +

Summary Full report Project partners Finances


IATI Activity ID None
RSR ID 196

Activity dates and status

Status Needs funding
Planned Start Date Nov. 20, 2010
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Project Plan Duration: 3 months Materials: 50 mm PVC pipes and rubber rings Full household connections with meter box and water meter on for each house. Labor: A crew of 5 persons
Goals Overview The Cooperative Cotelvo look to extend their service delivery, providing drinking water to 300 families - living in outlying areas of the city- in a sustainable way. While, will train in cooperative education, a necessary tool to empower these families. This will increase their social integration, enjoying of additional benefits given its new status as partners in the cooperative. Finally, Cotelvo will maintain properly the operational infrastructure and the quality of services for them.
Target Group
Summary of Project Plan The cooperative seeks to extend its water supply network to provide potable water services to 300 impoverished families in the town of Villa Ocampo, benefiting nearly 1000 people. At the same time, seeks to train these citizens as cooperative members, to empower them socially.
Background Villa Ocampo is a centennial city, characterized by agricultural and livestock production. It has 22,000 inhabitants. Groundwater contamination from the presence of tanneries in the area is an environmental problem of this town. There is also an increase in crime in the city. In the neighborhoods at the outskirts of the city, live poor, non immigrants newly-established families; their expansion was not initially planned by the Municipality. Currently they are covered by the land-use municipal planning, and families hold a tittle of their land, recognized by the Government. The work of expansion of potable water has the legal approval of the Municipality.
Situation at start of project The cooperative currently serves 85% of families at Villa Ocampo Area. This project is to increase coverage to two neighborhoods which are not covered by the water supply system. Currently, their residents get their water provisions from 2 pumps of municipal property, located at the entrances of these neighborhoods, where they fill buckets with water and carry them to their houses. With 25 years of experience in providing potable water service, the Cotel Cooperative is prepared and ready to extend its network as soon as it has the funding. It has a crew of 5 employees that on 90 days will perform the technical tasks, which include: a. Opening the ditch b. Placement of PVC pipe c. Individual house connections d. Placement of household water meters e. Service provision
Sustainability * The cooperative has a scheme of financial sustainability for this project which consists on charging to the new connected families a monthly service fee, depending on consumption, indicated by the water meter installed on each house. * Families are categorized according to their income level. The Cooperative assigns a "social rate", more accessible and affordable (30% cheaper), to the lowest income level category. * The rate of payment in the cooperative is currently 95%, with delays in the collection that are solved in a maximum period of 60 days. * Families from the lowest income category are not required to pay an "entrance fee" to the system, charged to the rest of families.


Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
-28.495134 -59.371533 Argentina Villa Ocampo Santa Fe


Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
140 - Water And Sanitation 140 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
14020 - Water Supply And Sanitation - Large Systems 14020 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
14030 - Basic Drinking Water Supply And Basic Sanitation 14030 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
14081 - Education And Training In Water Supply And Sanitation 14081 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Employment 6720.00
Maintenance 1000.00
Management 1460.00
Building material 13550.00
Training 200.00

Activity links

Link Website of Cotelvo cooperative
Link Domestic water meter
Link Domestic connection / Pipelines
Link Tariffs


Result Type Aggregation Status Description
Going from 85% to 97% water coverage in Villa Ocampo
300 families with new access to safe drinking water
20% increase of associates at Cotelvo Cooperative
230 people trained in cooperativism
1500 meters of new pipes added to the water supply network


Indicator Measure Ascending Baseline Period Start Period End Target Value Actual Value
trainees 230
water systems 1
people affected 1000
years duration 15

Reporting Organisation

Type National NGO
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Type National NGO
Role Accountable partner, Reporting organisation
RSR ID 276
Name Cotelvo Limitada (Ltda)
Type Private Sector
Role Funding partner, Implementing partner
RSR ID 279
RSR Funding Amount 6880.00


  • Funding partner,
  • Implementing partner


  • Accountable partner,
  • Reporting organisation

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Cotelvo Limitada (Ltda)
Cotelvo Limitada (Ltda)


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