Water Balance Consulting designed and directed the construction of two rural water systems in the Dominican Republic that provide potable water to 850 individuals. An emphasis was on the facilitation of local water committees to manage community participation and logistics, secure external funding, develop a sustainable funding program for operation and maintenance, negotiating a watershed conservation plan and developing disaster mitigation strategies. Water Balance led the construction management of the 2-year project including hydraulic design, labor management and quality control of construction practices.