Some good news today, as people begin returning to their communities: after some initial troubles, reports are that most of the water systems are back up and running. The water systems are extensive pipelines that our local partners (Mangrove Association/La Coordinadora) have built over the years with funding and volunteer labor from EcoViva, Rotary International and Engineers without Borders. Reports from two days ago were that there were multiple damages. We had been concerned that repairs to these systems would take months, and we were beginning to recruit engineers to help assess the problem. Now it looks like (fingers crossed) once the water is fully disinfected with chlorine it will be safe to drink.