Haiti Sewer System and Waste Water Treatment

The lack of a Haiti Sewer System and Waste Water Treatment facility makes it impossible to even dream about certain types of businesses in Haiti - A Laundromat in downtown Hinche Haiti for instance...

I was just talking to a friend of mine about possible businesses one can start in Hinche Haiti where I am from, and I quickly realize that some of these business ideas require a sewer system and waste water treatment.

I said to my friend:

"You know, growing up in Hinche, Haiti, I had to carry my mother's laundry to the Guayamouc River or worse, Hinquitte when Guayamouc is dirty, where she would sit all day in the hot sun to wash them by hand. wouldn't it be nice to go back home and open a Laundromat in Hinche so people wouldn't..."

He didn't even let me finish.

"A Laundromat? what do you plan to do with the waste water?
Ou pral lage-l nan kanal yo pou fe plis marengwen?
(you're just gonna dump it in the canals and create more mosquitoes?)"

I had to stop and change the question from "How much would it cost" to "is it possible?"

Is it possible for a regular joe like me and you to even think of opening a Laundromat in a major Haitian city like Hinche Haiti where the Department of Public Works (Travo Piblik) is not even dreaming about the flow of dirty water (sewage) out of the city?

I know there are "TOU EGO's" in Port-au-Prince. I also know that every time it rains, flood water, mixed with all kinds of funky stuff, flows downhill towards Boulevard La Saline... which is probably why the RICH in Haiti lives UPHILL (Neg Anwo)!

In Hinche, There are no "TOU EGO's... Everything flows to Guayamouc... So Guayamouc is the waste water treatment system for Hinche residents... Who cares about the people down river...

You see... LABEG, the little rural community where my father grew up (LAKOU LAKAY), that's down stream... So you see? I care!

Also read: USA se Drainage... Haiti se CANALIZATION...

Hmmmmmm... Anyway....

I have a graduation to go to and I am running late!

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Sheriff says...

I just got done reading all of your posts.

Haha, its what I eectpxed, in such a good way. So many things I read that made my heart beat hard, because you put words to things I've felt. Love you so

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Elizabeth says...

moin pat konnin si w te yon comedien tou non.well mwen pa kwe nou finn woe tout sa ingenie haitien sa yo gin nan manch yo non.nap tann rekontruktion an pou n woe.by the way moin gin yon projet ke m bezoin yon moun konesans tankou w pou ka di m ki kote pou m fe ave

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Etienne says...

Great point! But now you got me wondering just how do they get rid of the toilets waste in Haiti.

Anything is possible in Haiti, we just need good innovative ideas and good governence to make things happen.

I am optimistic that we are heading in the right

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Flobert says...

I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILT A LLAUNDROMAT IN HAITI.

FOR INSTANCE, LOOK AT THE WAY THEY UTILIZE TO GET RID OF THE WASTE FOR THE TOILET IN HAITI.

TYHEY CAN USE THE SAME METHOD FOR THE LAUNDROMAT

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