Residents of Agua Fria do not have electricity and most use kerosene lamps or candles to see at night. While many families own a cell phone, there is not a strong signal in the community so people walk up a hill to find a spot that has enough reception to make or receive a call. The houses in Agua Fria do not have running water, but there is a well with potable water nearby where families haul water in buckets from the well to their houses. Laundry and bathing take place in a nearby river.
The only school in Agua Fria is an elementary school that consists of three rooms; two classrooms and a room for the teacher to sleep overnight. The school is used for many different purposes, including first through sixth grade classes, a technical program for students on the weekend, and an adult literacy program in the evenings. GRID volunteers installed a 1kW off-grid PV system on the school, bringing lights and AC electricity to the community to help improve the quality and access to education in Agua Fria.