Captured at a Trianon, Haiti community spring source, this young boy was one of the community members who’d gathered in order to replenish their home water supply. Water was collected in buckets, and was subsequently tested by representatives of Haiti’s National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA), in order to determine its chlorine concentration. With Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support, 54 of the 270 Drinking Water and Sanitation Technicians, or TEPAC (Techniciens en Eau Potable et en Assainissement pour les Communes) across Haiti, work for, and are equipped with motorcycles and testing equipment, and salaried through DINEPA.
"Access to safe water and sanitation are fundamental to public health. DINEPA was created to address challenges to and lack of regulations for the rural water sector in Haiti. Since its inception, DINEPA has established regional water and sanitation offices in each of Haiti’s four main regions, and Rural Departmental Units in each of the country’s 10 departments. To further support and strengthen this work, CDC developed and helped implement training for over 250 rural potable water and sanitation technicians who work in all rural areas of Haiti to inventory, rehabilitate, and disinfect rural water supplies."