Leogane, Haiti

Status: Complete

The residents of Leogane, Haiti (Pop. 90,000) have historically relied on shallow hand-excavated wells as a source of water. The community is near the epicenter of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, where humanitarian aid has resulted in upgrades to the infrastructure, included construction of 11 km of paved roads and 2 km of storm water drainage structures to mitigate flooding and waterborne disease. After construction, many of the shallow wells in Leogane, some of which had been productive for centuries, dried up. It is believed that the paved roads and drainage structures disrupted groundwater recharge and negatively impacted the performance of the water wells. This project is proposed to assess groundwater conditions in a cost-effective manner using a non-intrusive geophysical approach.