Fundação Renova

SEWER SYSTEM INSTALLATION WORKS IN DIONÍSIO (MG), WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE QUALITY OF WATER IN THE DOCE RIVER

Published in: 11/17/2021

Infrastructure

Municipality will receive R$ 5 million for interventions that will benefit more than 2,600 people 

The sewer system installation works in Baixa Verde, district of Dionísio (MG), were started and, when completed, will benefit around 2,600 people. The Renova Foundation will make available around R$ 5 million for actions in the city and, so far, R$ 998,000 has been transferred to the municipal government, which is responsible for carrying out the work.

Interventions in the district include collection, treatment and final disposal of sanitary sewage – implementation of collection networks, interceptors, sewage pumping stations and implementation of the Sewage Treatment Station (WWTP), comprising preliminary treatment, UASB reactor, biological filter and drying bed. And the entire sanitation structure in the municipality will allow the treatment of around 375 cubic meters of sewage per day.

The amount allocated to Dionísio is part of a package of approximately R$ 600 million for projects and works for sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal in the 39 municipalities impacted by the Fundão dam failure. Financial resources are transferred through the Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG), as services are performed by companies contracted by each municipality.

“With these works, we are taking another step towards reducing the polluting organic load launched in the Doce River basin and, consequently, towards improving water quality standards”, says Adriano Martins Soares, environmental sanitation analyst at the Renova Foundation.

In addition, with funds from the Renova Foundation, sewage collection and treatment projects in the district of Conceição de Minas were also prepared, as well as the finalization of the acquisition of the land in the area destined to the implementation of the local WWTP.

More works in the Steel Valley region

In addition to Dionísio, two other municipalities in the Steel Valley region started their sewer system installation works with support from the Renova Foundation. In the municipality of Ipatinga, the sewage collection and treatment system (SSS) is being expanded in the Granjas Vagalume, Limoeiro, Horto, Vila Celeste and Avenida Maanaim neighborhoods.

The value tendered by the municipality for the execution of these works is approximately R$ 12 million, which comprises the segregation of sewage collection networks, rainwater networks, implementation of new sewage collection networks, interceptor networks, gabion protection walls the banks of streams and sewage pumping stations, among other structures that will allow the sewage to be collected and properly transported to the Sewage Treatment Station (WWTP) in the municipality. 

In Córrego Novo, around R$ 4.4 million are being invested in the works of the sanitary sewer system (SSS) at the city’s headquarters, including collecting networks, interceptors and a Sewage Treatment Station (WWTP). When completed, the system will benefit around 3,200 people.

To date, the sewer system installation works have been completed in the municipalities of São José do Goiabal, Rio Casca and Sem-Peixe, in Minas Gerais; and Colatina, in Espírito Santo. The total transfer from the Renova Foundation for sanitation actions reached R$31.2 million.

Revitalization of the Doce River

The sewage collection and treatment, and the proper disposal of solid waste are considered fundamental for the revitalization of the Doce River. The Doce River Hydrographic Basin Committee (CBH–Doce) points out that 80% of the domestic sewage generated by the municipalities along the basin goes directly to the river, without any treatment, polluting the water courses. At the same time, a large part of the solid waste collected in the urban area is disposed of in dumps, causing various environmental impacts, such as: proliferation of vectors, visual pollution, changes in the quality of the soil and groundwater, among others.

The expectation of the Renova Foundation is to generate a positive environmental impact for the entire basin, with the reduction of the polluting organic load released directly into water resources. In this sense, the sanitation projects contribute to promoting an improvement in the quality of water in the Doce River basin and, consequently, in the quality of life and health of the population.

In addition to the positive impact on the environment, the actions of the Renova Foundation’s Sanitation Program help municipalities to achieve the goals established in the new Legal Framework for Basic Sanitation. Sanctioned in July last year by the federal government, the regulatory framework provides for the universalization of water and sewage services by 2033, ensuring that 99% of the Brazilian population has access to drinking water and 90% to sewage treatment and collection.

 

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