“This river was not contaminated before, it was clear and full of fish, when people began to live in the margins, everything changed”.
The Paramo of the Virgin is the highest point (4,000 meters) of the road east of the country. Is one of the main water reservoirs of Quito.
The Papallacta River waters (left) supply the great river Quijos, named for ancient pre-Columbian inhabitants of the region.
Despite being a strategic place to contain reserves of drinking water for Quito, Papallacta does not have a adequate system for wastewater treatment.
For the inhabitants of Baños, the appearance of the Virgin of Agua Santa is the reason for miraculous waters that attract tourists from around the world.
The Mantle of the Bride makes a couple living 20 years in the region not to abandon their dreams and projects.
Fermin and Cristina, in Arapicos have problems with the lack of drinking water and river pollution.
Germanico Montenegro, from the Puerto Mirador the Amazon tells how river gives life and peace.
Luis Tobar tells his life story in Papallacta, where “there is always the little water.”
We are on the course from the cold moors of Cajas River to Paute River.