Estanque de la Luz[edit | edit source]

Description
You can´t miss the Estanque de la Luz when you go to Parras! It´s the most obvious and fun use of water in the town. It is used as a swimming pool and as a water source for irrigation.
Location
6 blocks west and 2 blocks south of UTC.
Justification
The Estanque is AT because it has two uses, for fun, and for irrigation.
Issues
The water that fills the tank comes from the nearby mountains and is a seemingly endless resource. Or is it? When will it run out?

Washtubs[edit | edit source]

Description
The washtubs on the irrigation canal below Estanque de la Luz are used by the local people for washing clothes.
Justification
The washtubs below the Estanque may or may not be AT depending on what type of soap they use. The good part is that clothes are being washed without using electricity and are probably being dried by the sun on a line.
Issues
If the people are using non-biodegradable soap in the wash tubs, it is polluting the environment. A possible solution would be to try to get the people to start using more environmentally friendly soaps. One plant that grows nearby can be used as a soap.

Community Irrigation[edit | edit source]

Description
The water supply for the town is shared publicly through channels that run throughout the town and are directed towards different areas of the town at different times of the day.
Location
The channels are located along the streets of Parras.
Justification as Appropriate
It is an example of appropriate technology because it makes directs the water of the town by using gravity rather than generators. It also is shared by the entire community, keeping water a public commodity rather than something one has to pay for.
Issues with the Appropriateness

The channels are open, exposing the water to serious pollution. The exact schedule of when the water is diverted in each direction is unknown. The sharing of water may not be equal.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

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=== NAME OF TECHNOLOGY ===
;Description
:WHAT KIND OF AT IS IT?  HOW IS IT USED?  FOR WHAT?
;Location
:WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
;Justification as Appropriate
:WHY DO YOU CONSIDER IT AT, BASED ON A DEFINITION OF AT?
;Issues with the Appropriateness
:IN WHAT WAYS DOES IT NOT MEET A DEFINITION OF AT.
;Notes
:E.G. LINK TO THE ORGANIZATION OR PROJECT, DELETE IF NOT APPLICABLE.
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Authors mark, Jaquelyn Shur
Published 2006
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