|Border Partners produced this solar water heater, a device offering great utility to local residents. Most Palomas citizens do not use gas water heaters due to the utility expenses incurred in their operation|
In addition to books, media items and reference materials, what is the next most important thing in a library? A restroom. The faucets in the sink provide both cold and hot water from a solar heater that uses gray water.
These amazing examples of sustainable development were on display in a recent open house hosted by Border Partners, sponsor of the project. "We were delighted with a turnout that included Mayor Angel Chacon and two of his staff members, Maria Sisneros, an environmental engineer from the US EPA, and Jorge Hernandez from the Border Environment Cooperation Commission. The Secundaria Principal and teachers brought their students. Two representatives from the Small Business Development Center at Western New Mexico University as well as many interested adults from both Palomas and Columbus," said Border Partners, which works directly with the Palomas community on several development and education projects. Read more about sustainable development projects sponsored by Border Partners.