How do you bring fresh spring water to families in a remote community of high-elevation coffee farmers? Answer: with concrete, rebar, sand, lime, hacksaws, piping (galvanized and PCV) and a slew of other tools and materials, all transported by rickety rigs on bad roads.
Engineering water systems for Salvadoran coffee farmers reaps unexpected rewards
The OSU students' mission - to build clean-water systems with coffee farmers living high in a hidden rainforest - would test their engineering skills and slake their thirst for new experiences. They never expected the project to change their lives.