Nejapa, El Salvador- There is a recently installed well in agreement with the Lutheran Church and the Ministry of Environment to monitor the depth of water in the aquifer sitting below Nejapa which measures at 180m deep. This is part of a plan to measure major aquifers around the country in order to record water levels. Once the plan is implemented, information should be share with all communities.
Nejapa is not only home to a number of bottling plants including Coca Cola and Lactolac, it also lies above one of El Salvador's largest aquifers, feeding neighboring communities and much of San Salvador.
The San Antonio River, once a main source of water for Nejapa, has been contaminated by the waste produced by industrial bottling plants since their arrival in 1996. Bio filtration systems were installed but have been broken since 2006.