To supplement the data collected in previous visits to the watershed, the BORDA technical team carried out soil infiltration tests in a variety of locations dedicated to different uses. These included agricultural land inside and outside the community of San Juan de Dios, land given over to livestock, and remote uninhabited forests. Parallel to this effort, the team collected representative samples of solid waste from community members’ homes, in order to measure the quantity and type of solid waste generated by the local community. Finally, the team documented the drinking water supply through walks along the water-supply network to identify zones and timetables, as well as the water flows received in houses located in different spots along the network.
This comprehensive new data expanded on the information previously available, helping to clarify solution options and facilitating progress in the implementation of the basin recovery plan.