In a few months, nearly every home in Atima, Honduras will have safe, clean drinking water, thanks to a water treatment plant principally designed by Cornell engineering students.

The Atima plant, under construction, is the eighth project of AguaClara, Cornell's internationally recognized small-scale water treatment design team that has been working since 2005 in Honduras, where 60 percent to 70 percent of people do not have access to clean water. So far, AguaClara plants serve some 25,000 people.