Dominica is an island in the Caribbean Sea that was granted independence by the United Kingdom on December 3rd 1978 after many years as a British colony. The island is comprised of a black volcanic sandy coastal strip, rain forest and mountains rising to a height of over 1,400 meters. The island’s area is about 750 km2 with a population of 70,000.
One of the island’s main sources of income is tourism; cruise ships visits the island and the demand for tourists’ services is high. However the island suffers from lack of high quality drinking water for both the local population and the cruise ships visiting the island.