Securing water for Villas Sonja - The Poul Due Jensen Foundation

Securing water for Villas Sonja - The Poul Due Jensen Foundation

Villas Sonja, a different and relatively new approach to the fenced community, was constructed in Nicaragua in 2007. The idea was to create an undisturbed society with its own police station where the citizens can break free of the negative social heritage. However, until late 2008 there was a snake just outside their paradise. The unstable supply of water and electricity caused enough troubles in itself, as the community often endured water and power outages that lasted for hours and sometimes several days, but the worst part was the theft of water from the pipe outside the community fence. The community guard could not stop it and 40% of their total monthly water expenses were for people that stole water from the pipe. With financial support from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Grundfos in Denmark, Mexico and USA, an SQ Flex system was installed inside the fence. Since then the community has been independent of the public water supply and have only been paying for their own water.

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