In June 2018, the HANWASH team engaged with DINEPA to identify the communes of Cavaillon (Sud), Meillac (Nord-Est), Croix-des-Bouquets (Ouest), and Terre-Neuve (Artibonite) as the geographic areas of focus for the pilot HANWASH implementation. In August 2020, DINEPA began the review to add the communes of Léogâne (Ouest), Les Cayes (Sud), and Pignon (Nord) to the areas of focus of the pilot.

Today, HANWASH is moving forward with these communes under its mission to develop and implement business-based best practices for public and private collaborations to build capacity in local communities to deliver thoughtfully managed and sustainable clean water and sanitation to all the citizens of Haiti.

District 6960 logoCavaillon

Rehabilitation of existing town water system, well drilling and improvement including rural wells

Champion Rotary District: 6960 (SW Florida USA)
Haitian Club Sponsor: Rotary Club Les Cayes
Key Partner: Hope for Haiti
Total investment projected: $2.0-2.5 million


New water system will serve 5,500 people utilizing engineering and hydrogeological assessments

Champion Rotary District: 5060 (Washington USA/British Columbia, Canada)
Haitian Club Sponsor: Rotary Club Cap-Haitien
Key Partners: Haiti Outreach, Operators without Borders
Total investment projected: $1.3-1.8 million

District 6940 logoPignon

Upgrade of town water system, management training, improved operational and financial performance

Champion Rotary District: 6940 (Northern Florida USA)
Haitian Club Sponsor: Rotary Club Pignon
Key Partners: Water Mission, Operators without Borders
Total investment projected: $1.0-1.4 million

District 5130 logoLéogâne

Engineering concept report onmunicipal water system and commune action plan in progress

Champion Rotary District: 5130 (California USA)
Haitian Club Sponsor: Rotary Club Léogâne
Key Partners: TBD
Total investment projected: TBD

Additional Pilot Communes:

  • Les Cayes
  • Terre-Neuve
  • Croix-de-Bouquets

For the existing piped water system in Cavaillon, HANWASH has given about $23,000 USD to the OREPA Sud to create the office for a professional operator, hire and pay for 6 months of wages for 3 people to manage the water system network by the OREPA, and assist with the hiring of the professional operator. Some of the funds were used to repair leaks in the piped water system,

reducing the
non-revenue water
from over 90% to
about 60%.
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