During the meeting the status of the work in water withdrawal and monitoring was presented
On February 10, representatives of the Renova Foundation participated in an extraordinary meeting of the Suaçuí Grande River Basin Committee in Governador Valadares (MG). During the meeting the status of the Renova projects for alternative water withdrawal and the monitoring of the water quality were presented, in addition to the implementation of the region’s spring recovery plan.
The initiatives are part of the commitment made with the signing of the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term (TTAC) and are fundamental in reducing the direct water supply dependency of the Doce River basin, of which the Grande Suaçuí River is part.
“We are working hard to build alternative water withdrawal systems and propose improvements to the Water Treatment Plants (ETAs), as occurred in the Central ETA and the Vila Isa and Santa Rita ETAs in Governador Valadares”, says Leandro Soares of the Water Treatment Systems Improvements Program.
- For the alternative water withdrawals artesian wells were drilled: one in Governador Valadares, two in Periquito, two in Itueta and one in Aimorés (MG). In addition, a water pipeline will be built in Resplendor (MG), increasing water availability.
- The water monitoring features 115 sampling points. The latest results indicate that the water quality parameters of the Doce River water are similar to those that were observed before the collapse of the Fundão dam.
- The Springs Recovery program anticipates that Renova will recover 500 springs per year. So far, 237 springs in the region of the Suaçuí Grande river basin, in the mining districts of Frei Inocêncio, Jampruca, Campanário and Itambacuri, were fenced, and there was also distribution of supplies.