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Cambio Azul, Water Saving PoA in Mexico

  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 6. Clean Water
  • 13. Climate Action

Throughout Mexico mostly natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is being used to fuel water heaters. As a part of this project water saving devices such as low-flow showerheads and faucet regulators are distributed and installed free of charge by lady plumbers. The installation of these water saving devices in the projected 325’000 low-income urban households effectively reduce hot water dispensed from targeted water fixtures without reducing the level of comfort.

Project impacts and benefits:

The water usage of up to 5 million residents is expected to decrease by more than 40% because of this project. Furthermore, the savings in water will also positively impact consumption of fossil fuels, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions. Besides the ecological aspects, this project will also deliver many social benefits. For example, about 500 lady plumbers are being trained and employed to carry out installation and monitoring of the water saving devices. With the help of this project these women will have an improved social statues due to their economic independence.

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“The performance of the installed showerhead is good, because it allows to save gas and water, it is perfect. Concerning the faucet adapter installed in the sink, it is economical for the daughters who brush their teeth and let the water run, furthermore it does not splash the walls, falls perfectly in the middle, so we saved the disaster of water everywhere. Also the water use is reduced when we wash the dishes. We saved the use of gas, before it lasted 15 days, now lasts 30 days. ”
Teresa Olvera Duran, water saving devices installed in 2014