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Nejapa lies above one of El Salvador's largest aquifers, feeding neighboring communities and much of San Salvador, as well as bottling plants. The San Antonio River, once a main source of water for the community, has been contaminated by industrial activi
A security guard washes his hands at an outdoor tap at Miranda Cafe in Nejapa. PHOTOGRAPH BY JANE HAHN
Priscilla Perez, 32, with her niece Aixa Ortiz, 9, make lunch at their home in San Jeronimo Los Planes. They worry that they may have to soon look far away to obtain water. PHOTOGRAPH BY JANE HAHN
Zoila Ramirez, 40, carries a jug of water to her home in San Jeronimo Los Planes, Nejapa. Water is collected during the rainy season in the communal tank and sold for 10 cents a jug during the dry season. Money raised is used to fund water trucks once the