Fundação Renova

32 – Improvement of water supply system

Objective of the program

To implement actions that reduce the dependence of direct water supply from the Doce River in municipalities where the supply was temporally scuppered due to the collapse. In the municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, the reduction of the dependence could be over 50%, in the others over 30%. Furthermore improvements to the infrastructure of the Water Treatment Plants.

Progress of Program

• Resumption of the construction works for alternative water withdrawal in Pedra Corrida, Periquito/MG district. Commencement of paving works for the pipeline ditch that connects the well to the local water treatment plant;
• Resumption of the works for relocation of the transmission line of the Corrente Grande River pipeline in Governador Valadares/MG.
• Kickoff of the works to recover the paving of the North access road in Resplendor/MG.
• Completion of the basic project for the new water treatment plant and main water withdrawal in Senhora da Penha, district of Fernandes Tourinho/MG.
• Completion of the basic project for the new water treatment plant in Baixo Guandu/ES.
• Supplied 23,548 m³ of water to the population of Resplendor/MG through the operation of wells C01 and C02 as the definitive solution for alternative water withdrawal in the municipality.
• Land release by the municipal government of Tumiritinga/MG in the area of Praia do Jao beach to implement the works of the Program in the district.
• Judicialization of the program for Priority Axis No. 9 of the Public Civil Action of the 12th Federal Civil and Agrarian Court of the Judicial Section of Minas Gerais. Many of the interventions in scope in the districts are being questioned in court and, therefore, projects and works have been suspended. The inspection report and a subsequent judicial decision are awaited to review the scope of the works and the schedule for implementing the works.
• Suspension of the program's non-priority works as a preventive measure in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the Renova Foundation's governance guidelines and the recommendations of health entities.

• Approval by the Renova Foundation’s Situation Room to resume the program’s prioritized works in Governador Valadares, Periquito, Resplendor, and Itueta, in the state of Minas Gerais, meeting all security measures concerning COVID-19.
• Resumption of earthworks in the water withdrawal area of the main pipeline of the Corrente Grande River, in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Resumption of the works of the main Corrente Grande River pipeline crossing the BR-381 highway in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Contracted the executing company for the drilling of the tubular well that will serve as the main water withdrawal source for the town of Regencia in the district of Linhares (ES).
• Completion of the executive project for the new water treatment station and main water withdrawal in Sao Tome do Rio Doce, Tumiritinga district (MG).
• Response protocol by the maintainers, in compliance with Item 1.2 of Priority Axis No.9 (Water Supply for Human Consumption) of the Public Civil Action at the 12th Federal Civil and Agrarian Court of the Judicial Section of Minas Gerais, regarding the items to be considered in the inspection.
• Judicialization of the program in the context of Priority Axis No.9 of the Public Civil Action of the 12th Federal Civil and Agrarian Court of the Judicial Section of Minas Gerais. Many of the interventions in scope in the districts are being questioned in court and, therefore, projects and works have been suspended. The report of the inspection and a subsequent judicial decision are being awaited to review the scope of the works and the schedule for implementing the works.
• Suspended the program's non-priority works as a preventive measure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the governance guidelines of the Renova Foundation and recommendations of health entities.

• Completing the assisted operation period for the new Water Supply system for Galileia, Minas Gerais. The system includes 4 tubular wells and one new WTP equipped with a Waste Treatment Unit (WTU).
• Increasing operating hours for the C01 and C02 wells from 9 to 13 per day, in Resplendor, Minas Gerais, reducing the municipality's dependence upon emergency supply from water tank trucks.
• Response protocol in compliance with Item 1 of Priority Axis No. 9 (Water Supply for Human Consumption) of the Public Civil Action by the maintainers at the 12th Federal Civil and Agrarian Court of the Judicial Section of Minas Gerais.
• Completing the detailed project for the new Water Supply system for Boninsegna, district of Marilandia, Espirito Santo.
• Completing the basic project for the main water withdrawal and new WTP in Sao Tome do Rio Doce, Tumiritinga district, Minas Gerais.
• Suspending the Program's works as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the governance guidelines of the Renova Foundation and the recommendations of health entities.

• Obtained the assessment reports for land regularization for the construction works of the new Water Treatment Plant, Water Withdrawal from the Doce River and Pipeline Interconnection with the existing well in Sao Tome do Rio Doce/MG, Tumiritinga/MG district.
• Obtained an approval certificate for underground water withdrawal from the well in Sao Tome do Rio Doce/MG, district of Tumiritinga/MG.
• Commissioned wells C01 and C02 and the Water Softening System in Resplendor/MG.
• Partial delivery of hives and filter beds to the Autonomous Water and Sewage Service of Linhares/ES.
• Suspension of the Program's works as a preventive measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the governance guidelines of the Renova Foundation and the recommendations of health entities.
• Plans for the resumption of each work site were presented and are under evaluation by the board of director of the Renova Foundation.

• Beginning of works to renovate the water pipeline and adapt the Gesteira reservoir in the district of Barra Longa/MG.
• Start of operation of wells C01 and C02 and the softening system in Resplendor/MG, with the acceptance by COPASA (Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais) of the system as an alternative water withdrawal solution for the municipality.
• Increase in the percentage of water blending in Regencia WTP (Water Treatment Plant) in the district of Linhares/ES to 80% of water from the tubular well and 20% of water supplied by water tank trucks.
• Completion of the works to adapt the water withdrawal intake at the Nova Lagoon in Lagoa in Linhares/ES.
• Obtaining the authorization form from the owner to access the area in the district of Linhares/ES where the new well for Regencia will be drilled.
• Obtaining the municipal environmental license for the works of the pipeline and water withdrawal from the Guandu River in Baixo Guandu/ES and of the treated water pipeline, which links the main WTP to the district of Mascarenhas.
• Suspension of the Program's works as a preventive measure in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with the governance guidelines of the Renova Foundation and the recommendations of health entities.

• Delivery of the following to the Autonomous Water Sanitation Service (SAAE) and municipality of Galileia/MG: the Galileia treatment system, comprising the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Wastewater Treatment Unit (WWTU), water pipeline, treated water reservoir and alternative water withdrawal (four wells, P1, P2, P3 and P4).
• Completion of the conceptual project of the WWTU of Linhares/ES.
• Completion of the basic project for the main water withdrawal and new WTP in Sao Tome do Rio Doce, Tumiritinga district/MG.
• Compliance with item 3 of resolution 379: “The Renova Foundation proceeds to collect and properly dispose of the coagulant product supplied, which has expired, from the WTP IV reservoirs in Colatina/ES”.
• Conducting geophysical studies in the town of Ipaba do Paraiso, district of Santana do Paraiso/MG.
• Increase in the percentage of water blending in the Regencia WTP, district of Linhares/ES, to 70% of water from the tubular well and 30% of treated water supplied by water trucks.
• Progress in the works to adapt the main water withdrawal pipelines of the Nova Lagoon, in Linhares/ES.
• Progress in the improvement works at the WTP of Vila Isa, in Governador Valadares/MG.
• Progress in the main pipeline works and cleaning of the water withdrawal area in the Corrente Grande River, in Governador Valadares/MG.
• Progress in the improvement works at the WTP and interconnection with the Pedra Corrida well, in the district of Periquito/MG.

• Completion of the executive project for improvements to the Water Treatment Plant of Linhares/ES.
• Completion of the executive project for the Mascarenhas treated water pipeline, which links the district to the Water Treatment Plant of Baixo Guandu/ES.
• Delivery of two 50-hp pumps for the Autonomous Water and Sewage Service of Linhares/ES.
• Issuance of the declaration of public utility for the Corrente Grande River pipeline by the Municipal Office of Governador Valadares/MG.
• Beginning of the works to adapt the main pipelines for water withdrawal from the Nova Lagoon, in Linhares/ES.
• Increase in water blending in the Regencia water treatment plant, district of Linhares/ES. Sixty percent of the local demand is being met by using the recovered tubular well and forty percent by water trucks, ensuring greater security of the local water supply.
• Progress in the improvement works at the WTP of Vila Isa, in Governador Valadares/MG.
• Progress in the main pipeline works and cleaning of the water withdrawal area in the Corrente Grande River, of the Governador Valadares/MG pipeline.
• Progress in the works to improve the WTP and interconnection with the Pedra Corrida well, in the district of Periquito/MG.

Mid Doce River Territory
Completion of the conceptual project for new interventions to improve the Barroso Creek Dam in Resplendor/ES.
Completion of the adjustment works and initiation of water withdrawal operation at the Barroso Creek in Resplendor/MG.
Completion of the executive improvement project at the Water Treatment Plant of Resplendor/MG.
Works to improve the water supply system in Resplendor/MG have not been completed. Cause: Adjustments in the high voltage network, which required an unforeseen change of the name on the energy bill of COPASA (Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais) to the Renova Foundation. Countermeasure: Receive documentation from the energy provider in order to start the power structuring works, scheduled for December 2019. Completion of works scheduled for February 2020.
The well interconnection works in Boninsegna, district of Marilandia/ES, scheduled for 2019, have not been completed. Cause: Scope change in relation to the initial design of the local water supply solution of the district. Countermeasure: Develop projects by February 2020 according to the new scope defined for the location.
General
Submission of the revised document for the definition of the Water Supply Systems Improvement Program to the Interfederative Committee (CIF) and Technical Board (CT-SHQA) by means of letter OFI.NII.092019.7938, contemplating the proposals and considerations presented in Technical Note No. 48 of CT-SHQA, in compliance with CIF Resolution No. 315, of September 27, 2019.
The drilling and recovery services for all tubular wells that will be used for alternative water withdrawal to the Doce River, in the districts contemplated by Clause 171, scheduled for 2019, have not been completed in Camargos, Mariana/MG district, and Ipaba do Paraiso, district of Santana do Paraiso/ MG. Cause: Scope change in relation to the initial design of water supply solutions. Countermeasures: Obtain drilling authorization for the well in Camargos, by February 2020, and perform geophysical surveying to define the locations on the 5 properties in Ipaba do Paraiso for drilling the wells, by January 2020.
Hydrogeological studies in districts along the Doce River Basin and coastal zone, scheduled for 2019, have not been completed. Cause: Change in program responsible for hydrogeological studies. Countermeasure: Transfer responsibility for hydrogeological studies to Program 023 - Tailings Management; transfer completed in 2019.
Not all works in all districts provided for in Clause 171, scheduled for 2019, have begun. Cause: Delay in the elaboration of projects and, eventually, in land and licensing processes. Countermeasure: Hire new architects to prepare the projects for the districts served by the Program; new hires completed in September and November 2019.
Development, by the Renova Foundation, and approval, by the municipal governments and operators, of all basic engineering projects in all districts provided for in Clause 171, scheduled for 2019, have not been completed. Cause: Delay in the preparation of basic projects due to the lack of resources of the architecture companies. Countermeasure: Hire new architecture companies to prepare the projects for the locations served by the Program; hire completed in September and November 2019.

• Completion of the executive project of improvements to the Water Treatment Plant of Resplendor/MG.
• Completion of maintenance of 6 pumps at the Autonomous Water and Sewage Service of Linhares/ES.
• Completion of the executive project of Improvements to the treated water pump stations in Cachoeira Escura, Belo Oriente district/MG.
• Completion of the Executive Project of Alternative Water Withdrawal and Well Treatment System of Sao Vitor, Governador Valadares/MG district.
• Completion of the executive project for Improvements to the Central WTP of Governador Valadares/MG.
• Completion of works at the Main Water Withdrawal Station of Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito/MG.
• Initiation of assisted operation of the new WTP and of the Waste Treatment Unit of Galileia/MG to guarantee system functionality.
• Continuation of contracting process of the company that will execute the improvement works to the Guandu River Pipeline, Repowering of the Mascarenhas Treated Water Pump Station and Pipeline in Baixo Guandu/ES. Proposals were received from interested companies and the contracting process is expected to be completed by February/2020.
• Initiation of procedures for land regularization and environmental licensing of the works for adaptation of the Guandu River Pipeline and Mascarenhas Treated Water Pipeline, Baixo Guandu District/ES.
• Progress has been made with the improvement works to the WTP and Alternative Water Withdrawal of Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito/MG.
• Progress has been made with the construction of the urban stretch and the tunnel liner of the Corrente Grande River Pipeline in Governador Valadares/MG.
• Progress has been made with the improvements works to the WTP and Alternative Water Withdrawal of Sao Vitor in Governador Valadares/MG.

• Completion of the first five kilometers of the Corrente Grande River pipeline in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Transfer of funds for the infrastructure of the conceptual improvement project of the Barroso Stream catchment dam in Resplendor (ES).
• Conclusion of the pipeline improvement works to supply the water tank trucks in the WTP area in Mascarenhas, Baixo Guandu district (ES). Improvements will increase water supply agility and capacity for the community.
• Approval of the detailed projects of WTP improvements in Tumiritinga (MG) by COPASA.
• Maintenance and installation of two pumps for water withdrawal in the Pequeno River, at SAAE of Linhares (ES).
• Initiation of company contracting to carry out the works for adjusting the Guandu River pipeline and repowering the Elevated Water Storage Station, in Baixo Guandu/ES, and the pipeline for treated water in the Mascarenhas district.
• Progress in the WTP improvement works and urbanization of the well and the alternative water withdrawal pipeline of Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito (MG).
• Completion of the WTP Improvement works and main water withdrawal of Sao Vitor, Governador Valadares district (MG).

• Conclusion of the urbanization works and interconnection of the wells in Galileia (MG), completing the alternative water withdrawal works in the municipality.
• Completion of improvement works at the WTP of Galileia (MG). Improvements include the installation of a compact WTP capable of handling 25 liters per second, the construction of a waste treatment unit (WWTU), the revitalization of the treated water reservoir, among others.
• Obtained approval from the environmental agency for water withdrawal from wells 01 and 02 in Galileia (MG).
• Completion of urbanization works at WTP Recanto dos Sonhos, in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Transaction of funds to the infrastructure area of the executive project for adjustments to the alternative water withdrawal of Lagoa Nova, in Linhares (ES).
• Progress was made in improvement works at the Pedra Corrida WTP, Sao Vitor WTP and water pipeline of Governador Valadares (MG).
• The revision of the definition of the program was filed with CIF, contemplating the proposals and considerations presented in CT-SHQA Technical Note 48, in compliance with CIF Resolution 315, of September 27, 2019.

• APRO Approval for land regularization of the area used for the installation of the water pipelines and elevated water storage station of water withdrawn from the Pancas River, an alternative water withdrawal solution in Colatina (ES).
• Completion of detailed projects of the Individual Water Supply Systems of Ipaba do Paraiso, Santana do Paraiso district (MG).
• Completion of the alignment works and beginning of the water withdrawal operation in the Barroso stream, in Resplendor (MG). The delivery will reduce the municipality's dependence on water supply by water tank trucks.
• Execution of paving works and improvements in the Recanto dos Sonhos and Sao Vitor WTPs in Governador Valadares (MG) and the Pedra Corrida WTP in Periquito (MG).
• Electromechanical assembly and installation of water withdrawal unit in the Doce River in Galileia (MG).
• Excavation of the stretch under the BR-381 (Tunnel Liner) of the water withdrawal pipeline in the Corrente Grande River, in Governador Valadares (MG).

• Mobilization of the team and initiation of improvements works at the WTP of Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito/MG. Improvements include repairs to the main inlet pipeline, WTP structure renovations, acquisition of new metering pumps and construction of a Waste Treatment Unit.
• Delivery of the Infrastructure of the executive improvement projects at the WTP and water withdrawal from the Doce River in Tumiritinga/MG and alternative water withdrawal in Pedra Corrida (Periquito/MG).
• Completion of the assembly of the Water Softening System in the WTP of Resplendor/MG.
• Assembly of the contact tank and installation of the hydro cyclone, as part of the improvement works at the WTP of Galileia/MG.
• Conducting repair and cleaning works at the Pequeno River Barrier in Linhares/ES.
• Construction of the pipeline at the Railroad stretch of the Corrente Grande River pipeline of Governador Valadares/MG and approval of the revision of the environmental licenses for the new urban layout.

• Completion of the interconnection of wells C01 and C02 with the WTP of Resplendor (MG).
• Completion of executive projects for improvements to the WTP and the main water withdrawal of Baixo Guandu (ES) and improvements to the Gesteira reservoir and water pipeline (MG).
• Obtained DAIA for plant suppression and PPA intervention for the execution of the Corrente Grande river pipeline, in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Obtained the results of the water quality reports and flow test of Well 2 in Pedras (MG), proving the well's capacity to meet the local water withdrawal demand.
• Execution of access road improvement works at Recanto dos Sonhos and Sao Vitor WTPs and electromechanical assembly of the WTP of Galileia (MG).
• Works to improve the construction site and cleaning of the Reno Mattress in the Pequeno River Barrier, in Linhares (ES).

• Recovery of wells in Cachoeira Escura, Belo Oriente district, and in Sao Tome do Rio Doce, Tumiritinga district (MG), as an alternative solution for water withdrawal for these districts.
• Completion of the executive projects for improving the WTPs of Galileia, Pedra Corrida, Periquito district, WTP Santa Rita and Recanto dos Sonhos and Sao Vitor, in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Completion of executive projects for improving the main water withdrawal of Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito, and of Sao Vitor, district of Governador Valadares (MG).
• Completion of the works of the Casa de Quimica and beginning of the electromechanical installation of the WTP of Galileia.
• Initiation of works of the Liner Tunnel that crosses the BR-381 highway of the Corrente Grande river pipeline in Governador Valadares.

• 50% of water from the WTP in Regencia (MG) is used and blended with 50% of water from the water tank trucks, securing the water supply of the municipality.
• Approval by the CIF of the water supply project requested by the municipality of Aimores (MG).
• Completion of the conceptual projects for the water withdrawal and WTPs of Pedras and Camargos, districts of Mariana (MG), and Barreto, district of Barra Longa (MG).
• Drilling of Well 02 in Pedras, district of Mariana (MG).
• Inauguration of the water pipeline in the elevated stretch (km 28.6 to 31.5) and WTP Santa Rita branch (km 0.00 to 0.14) for water withdrawal from the Corrente Grande River in Governador Valadares (MG).
• Assembly and welding of the electrical ducts structure and completion of concrete floors for the drainage box and pump in the WTP of Cachoeira Escura, district of Belo Oriente (MG).
• Conclusion of the concrete floors of the elevated stations and covering of the drainage pipe in the WTP of Galileia (MG).

Completion of the Conceptual Project for Improvements in the Water Supply System (STA) of Pedras, Barreto and Camargos.
Completion of the STA assembly in the WTP in Resplendor (MG).
Interconnection of the wells C01 and C02 to the reservoir of Resplendor (MG).
Completion of the main water pipeline of Entre Rios, in Linhares (ES).
Completion of the installation of guardrails at the WTP Vila Isa in Governador Valadares (MG).
Completion of the concrete base for the new WTP in Galileia (MG).

Alternative Water Withdrawal
Completion of the reopening, recovery and screening services in the existing tubular well in Sao Vitor, district of Governador Valadares. The Renova Foundation is awaiting the report with the results of the well recovery to determine its feasibility.
Covering (filled with cement) of the tubular well drilled in Pedras, district of Mariana, due to the unavailability of water.
Improvements to Water Supply Systems
Delivery and installation of the milk cooler tank for rural landowners in Gesteira, district of Barra Longa, based on the agreement made by the land ownership team of the Renova Foundation. Furthermore, conclusion of the works to make the area where the water pipeline will be built, together with the owner, more accessible.
The municipality of Fernandes Tourinho accepted the proposal for improvement of the Water Treatment System (SAA) in the district of Senhora da Penha, including the definition of the main solution for water withdrawal and installation of a Water Treatment Plant in the Doce River.

Alternative water withdrawal
Covering of tubular well drilled in Senhora da Penha, district of Fernandes Tourinho, due to the legal norm of IGAM.
Instrumentation and assembly of the electrical panels of the four existing tubular wells in Galilee, which will be used for alternative water withdrawal.
Delivery of the first shipment of pipes for the Governador Valadares pipeline.
The report with analysis of the water quality of the new tubular well drilled at the request of the SAAE in Regencia, district of Linhares, was made available.
Agreement with the SAAE of Linhares for the cancelation of 50% of the water tank trucks, due to the results of the blended water analysis - water of the WTP in Regencia blended with the water supplied by the trucks.
Improvements to Water Supply Systems
On 12/14/18, was made available by COPASA the technical statement on the hydrogeological potential for service regarding the water supply system to be installed in Alpercata, with the conclusion that only the Doce River presents “the right size for water withdrawal by pipeline", and there is no possibility of using underground sources due to quali-quantitative water problems in relation to surface water sources.
Continuation of the basic and executive engineering projects for the districts of TTAC clause 171.

Alternative water withdrawal
Drilling of a new tubular well in Regencia, district of Linhares.
Interference tests in wells in Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito.
Improvements to Water Supply Systems
Alteration to the main water withdrawal solution in Senhora da Penha, district of Fernandes Tourinho, due to the poor water quality of the drilled tubular well. A meeting has been scheduled for the definition of a new water withdrawal source.

Alternative Water Withdrawal
On 10/02, the following actions were carried out: cleaning, disinfection services, a new test for pumping and collecting water from the Copasa tubular well in Tumiritinga - Sede, which will be used as an alternative water withdrawal source in the municipality.
On 10/26, the following services were completed: screening, cleaning and disinfection and recovery of the tubular well in Pedra Corrida, district of Periquito.
On 10/04, performed the services to test the pumping and water collection in the tubular well drilled in Senhora da Penha, district of Fernandes Tourinho. The results will assess the feasibility of the operation of this well.
Improvements to the Water Supply System
On 10/19, the recovery works at the elevated reservoir of the WTP of Galileia were completed.
On 10/02, the Wastewater Treatment Units of the WTPs in Governador Valadares were approved by SAAE.
A meeting was held with the community and territory leaders in Resplendor to engage with the population regarding the resumption of water supply from the Doce River and acceptance of the alternative water withdrawal system in Resplendor and Itueta.

Alternative Water Withdrawal
The dry well was closed in Santo Antonio do Rio Doce, municipality of Aimores. The well had been drilled to meet alternative water withdrawal. It is noteworthy that there is still a tubular well, whose flow is sufficient to serve the municipality as an alternative water withdrawal source, but it is not used because the population is objecting.
The Renova Foundation carried out the drilling of the tubular well in the district of Senhora da Penha, in the municipality of Fernandes Tourinho, to attend to the delivery of an alternative water withdrawal source.
Conversations with the community about the initiation of the works in the Ramifications of the Pipeline (Central, Vila Isa and Sta Rita WTP), and Preliminary Inspection services;

Improvements to Water Supply Systems
The September campaign on water collection at the exit of WTP in Regencia, Linhares municipality, started in April 2018, with weekly frequency.
A survey was carried out by the Technical Board for Water Security and Water Quality, and Ernst & Young, in the districts of TTAC clause 171, to verify the progress of the actions according to the time frames of PG 32.

Sent to CIF and CTSHQA are the Acceleration Plan for deliveries of the Water Supply Systems Improvement Program (PG32) to meet Resolution 185.

Alternative Water Withdrawal

The Renova Foundation cleaned and disinfected the four tubular wells operated by SAAE in Galilee and performed new pumping tests. These wells are the alternative water collection of the municipality.
The Renova Foundation completed the installation of a new internal coating in the tubular well connected to the WTP of the district, aiming to improve the quality of the water withdrawn. After that, they were cleaned and disinfected, and new pumping tests were performed. It is worth remembering that this well is part of the alternative water withdrawal system in the district.

The executive projects of the water pipeline works in Governador Valadares were submitted for formal consent by SAAE and the Municipal Government and after that were sent to the Technical Board CTSHQA to be handled according to the TTAC.

Improvements to Water Supply Systems

The Renova Foundation cleaned and disinfected the tubular wells of Copasa, in Itueta, and did new pumping and instrument tests to improve the water production. These wells help supply the district in addition to the water supply by means of a water tank trucks provided by the Renova Foundation. It is worth remembering that the alternative water withdrawal defined for Itueta and agreed with the Municipal Government and Copasa will take place by means of withdrawing water from the Manhuacu River and that the main withdrawal will continue to be from the Doce River. Sent to CIF and CTSHQA were the detailed and revised time frames of the actions of the Water Supply Systems Improvement Program (PG32) to meet Resolution 185.

The Coordination of the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality informed, in a meeting held on July 17, 2018, that the articulations for the resumption are occurring with the Staff of the Presidency of the Republic of the Government of Minas Gerais and of the Prosecution Service of Minas Gerais.

A proposal was submitted by COPASA for the measuring the feasibility, by the Renova Foundation, of the operation of three wells which were already drilled by the company. The wells will be used for alternative water collection, as defined by the program. Flow tests and water quality analyses are scheduled in order to develop the basic and executive projects.

Maintenance was performed on the power systems, connections and seals, dosers and tubular well of the water treatment system to normalize the constant interruptions in the community’s water supply. For next month, a technical analysis of the spring by PG 32 is scheduled, as requested by the community as an optional water source.

Construction of the Governador Valadares pipeline began, starting with the plant suppression service in the Figueirinha stream.

Initiated the studies to elaborate the definitive water supply projects for Degredo, Entre Rios and Areal de Regencia.

This month, the following activities were carried out:

● Alternative water withdrawal in Gesteira (district of Barra Longa): optical screening, cleaning and disinfection, besides the new pumping test in the Beira Rio well;
● Galilee (center): optical screening of the four tubular wells;
● Governador Valadares (center): due to land issues, the completion of the executive project of the Corrente Grande River pipeline is still pending. The activity is expected to be completed in July;
● Sao Vítor (District of Governador Valadares): optical screening of the tubular well;
● Paracatu de Baixo (district of Mariana): issued a geophysical report with results of the analyses carried out in May. However, the results were not satisfactory for the location were the tubular well was supposed to be drilled. Therefore, new studies will be carried out in different areas to guarantee the drilling of this well;
● Resplendor (center): the services to connect the wells are underway and activities are expected to be completed in August;
● Ipaba do Paraiso (district of Santana do Paraiso): a reanalysis of the registrations of the families to be attended;
● Improvements to water treatment systems Galilee (center): the renovation of the treated water reservoir is under way;
● Governador Valadares (center): topography of the Central and Santa Rita Water Treatment Plants (WTPs), which are to receive improvements. In addition, the final version of the conceptual designs of the Wastewater Treatment Units (WWTUs) of
the WTPs was completed. The projects are expected to be delivered to the Autonomous Water Sanitation Service (SAAE) in July;
● Sao Vitor (Governador Valadares district): the final version of the conceptual projects of the WWTUs of the water treatment plants has been completed. The projects are expected to be delivered to the SAAE in July;
● Ipaba do Paraiso (district of Santana do Paraiso): a reanalysis of the registers of the families to be attended.

The response to the Prosecution Service’s report regarding a study on the treated water from the São Tomé do Rio Doce tubular well in the municipality of Tumiritinga was prepared and filed. The document stated water quality compliance after the salinity deminerator treatment.

The update on the Program’s macro-chart was also presented to the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality in a monthly ordinary meeting.

The reference term for contracting studies draft has also been completed. Those studies will identify the contamination of aquifers and the location of tubular wells and be used for hydrogeological dynamics.

In addition, a monthly report was issued listing the actions to improve water supply systems that were carried out throughout March and April 2018.

Five tubular wells that will not be used for public supply were also capped. The well-capping form that the contracted company, Hidropocos, filled out will be sent to IGAM by the licensing department.

During a budget review meeting with the maintainers’ socio-environmental committee, the relocation in the program’s budget was justified. On this occasion, the teams in charge of this explained the need to add tankers and to change the scope of the Governador Valadares pipeline, as requested by Copasa and the city hall. The committee is yet to issue its decision on the approval of this justification.

After alignment between Copasa, the Municipal Government and Alliance Consortium, it was decided that works will be carried out in Resplendor for the interconnection of wells C1 and C2, as well as the renovation of the elevated water storage station, as an alternative form of water collection. The activities to interconnect the wells are expected to be completed by August 31, 2018.

The company QF Pesquisa Mineral carried out a geophysical service to locate a well to be drilled to meet the need for alternative water withdrawal in the town of Senhora da Penha, in the municipality of Fernandes Tourinho. The activity was completed on April 20, 2018.

This same company also began the works to revitalize the reservoir of the water treatment plant of Galileia, an activity that is supervised by the construction department. Completion of this work is scheduled for August 20, 2018.

Also carried out was the initial mobilization of the contract with the contractor for the execution of drilling, recovery and buffering services for tubular wells. The goal is to complete all services in the tubular wells within two years.

The tubular well of the Regencia district, located in the municipality of Linhares, was cleaned and optical probing was performed.

In Ponte do Gama, the contractor Itapocos drilled a well. A flow test was also performed, and samples were analyzed to identify the quality of the water, an activity that helps determine what treatment system should be used for it.

The program team also delivered a water treatment plant to the town of Regencia, in the municipality of Linhares, after signing the term of delivery and conditions by the operator of the water supply system (SAAE). The delivery is in compliance with the conditions established during the assessment of the WTP.

Conclusion and submission of the conceptual studies and basic projects related to water supply systems.

Completion of hiring process of drilling company for wells.

The Water Treatment Plant Project of the Bonisegna district (municipality of Marilandia, ES) was approved by the Marilandia Autonomous Water and Sewage Service (SAAE).

The final version of the Surface and Groundwater Capacity Studies report was submitted to the Interfederative Committee (CIF) and the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality for the construction of alternative water supply systems. Geophysical field surveys were conducted and reports were drafted for the resettlement of Gesteira and for the districts of Barreto and Camargos, in Minas Gerais.

The Scope Statement and Project Premises of the Water Supply System of Ponte do Gama (Sub-district of Camargos) were filed with the SAAE of Mariana (MG). On that same day, a meeting was held at the State Department of Environment and Sustainable Development (SEMAD) with representatives of the institution, State Water Management Institute of Minas Gerais (IGAM), Chief of Staff of the Execute Branch of the State of Minas Gerais, State Health Secretariat, COPASA and the Renova Foundation, for discussing the water withdrawal in Resplendor (MG).
Field visits were made by the company ESSE Engineering for the development of the basic Water Supply Systems projects for Pedras, Camargos and Barreto.

The Scope Statements and Project Premises (DEPPs) for the districts of Pedras, Camargos and Barreto were finalized, while the slowing system in tubular wells that were built in Sao Tome do Rio Doce (MG) is being installed.

A meeting was held with the company Hidropocos to start the drilling of wells.

In support of the Reconstruction of Villages Program, two wells were built in the area selected for the resettlement of Bento Rodrigues (MG) and the drilling of a tubular well in the area that will house the new village of Paracatu de Baixo (MG). A water availability analysis report was also prepared, evaluating 4 scenarios for the resettlement in Gesteira (MG), the geophysical field survey and the report of the host area of Paracatu de Baixo (MG).

The Renova Foundation received from the company Tecnosult the assessment results of the Central ETA of Governador Valadares and ETAs of Recanto dos Sonhos and Vila Isa. Proposals for improvements to the facilities were received and are being evaluated.

Field visits were carried out to prepare the Work Plan related to the Assessments of the Residue Treatment Units, with the attendance of the operators, technicians of the Renova Foundation and the company Tractebel.

In Ipatinga (MG), a meeting with Copasa discussed the status of the water supply systems in Resplendor and Itueta, in Minas Gerais. The solution for the public water supply of Resplendor, whose population is still being supplied by water tank trucks, was also on the agenda of the meeting at Semad. IGAM and Copasa also participated in the meeting.

The program concluded the assessment of water treatment conditions in the Ipaba do Paraiso neighborhood, in Santana do Paraiso (MG). At the Water Treatment Plant (ETA) of Regencia (ES), two operators received training related to water treatment.

The technicians of the program supported the completion of the rehabilitation and instrumentation of the tubular well, located in the Krenak indigenous territory, its operation and maintenance will be managed by the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai) of the Ministry of Health.

In a meeting with the Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (Copasa), the assessment of the ETA of Itueta (MG) was validated. In that meeting, the Manhuacu River was also validated as an alternative spring.

At the Water Treatment Plant (ETA) of Regencia, district of Linhares (ES), an operator was trained, and a biodigester and a new residues treatment unit were installed. In Cachoeira Escura, the ETA assessment was validated by a concessionaire.

Between November 6 and 10, the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHQA) carried out the first stage of an inspection at the water supply systems of Minas Gerais, with the support of the Renova Foundation team. The second stage took place between November 20 and 24. Whereas in Espirito Santo, the supply systems were inspected from November 27 to 29.

The Renova Foundation presented to the CTSHQA the time frames and proposal for the reassignment of deadlines for projects and construction works, as well as the indicators of this program. In Galilee (MG), the new ETA project and information about the municipality's alternative water withdrawal were presented at a hearing at the Town Council on November 21. In Governador Valadares, the following day, the alternative water withdrawal project was presented to the 10th District Attorney's Office.

In November, the installation of an alternative water supply system in Gesteira, in the municipality of Barra Longa (MG), was also completed. Its construction began in January 2017, with the drilling of a well for alternative water withdrawal in the area of the Health Center of Gesteira and, on November 24, the water treatment system and two new reservoirs were implemented. They are of polypropylene, of 5 thousand liters each, and already interconnected to the main system of the municipality.

The assessments of the Water Treatment Plants (ETAs) of Baixo Guandu, Resplendor, district of Mascarenhas (district of Baixo Guandu) and Senhora da Penha (district of Fernandes Tourinho) were validated by concessionaires. The reports of the ETA assessment of Cachoeira Escura (district of Belo Oriente) were issued. The executive project of the ETA of Linhares was also delivered.

The ETA of Regencia underwent replacement of equipment and its Operational Manual was created.

The SAAE of Mariana was sent the conceptual project of the System for Water Catchment, Pipelines and Distribution of public water supply of the locality Ponte do Gama, part of Camargos, district of the municipality.

The assessment of the ETAs of the Resplendor, Itueta and Santo Antonio do Rio Doce, in the district of Aimores, in Minas Gerais, were carried out, and their respective reports were issued.

The Study of Surface Water and Groundwater Capacities, conducted for the construction of alternative water supply systems to ensure water availability and security for the municipalities was filed with the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHQA).

The assessment of the Baixo Guandu, Mascarenhas, Espirito Santo, São Tomé do Rio Doce, Resplendor, Itueta and Aimorés water treatment plant in Minas Gerais were completed and their reports submitted to the concessionaires.

The proposals of the municipalities of Resplendor and Itueta for alternative water withdrawal were presented to the Board of Local Councilors. The objective is to achieve a 30% independence regarding the water withdrawal from the Doce River.

Program activities are ongoing.

In Tumiritinga (MG), the cleaning and renovation of the Water Castle - a water tower - was carried out in São Tomé do Rio Doce, a district of the municipality. This improvement reestablishes the appropriate storage conditions and minimizes the risk of contamination of the treated water.

To guarantee water supply in the state of Espirito Santo (ES), while the Mobile Water Treatment Plant is undergoing improvements, one water tank of 15 thousand liters was installed, three of 10 thousand liters and another one of 5 thousand liters, in addition to the existing reservoir of 100 thousand liters, which will all be supplied by water tank trucks daily.

In addition, a 35,000-liter water cart will be available during the night time. Another 120 water tanks were installed in the residences to minimize the impact of a possible lack of water supply.

On May 22, 2017, the work schedule of the water security study was filed with the Inter-Federative Committee (CIF). This schedule will support the elaboration of projects to construct alternative systems for water withdrawal and supply and the promotion of improvements in the water treatment plants of the municipalities that withdraw from the Doce River.

Submitted to the Autonomous Water Sanitation Service (SAAE), the executive project for the renovation of the Water Treatment Plant in Regencia, district of Linhares (ES). Planned are the replacement of equipment, training of staff and installation of a waste treatment unit.

Directed towards the resumption of the water withdrawal from the Doce River, a workshop was held on treated water on April 10 and 11 at the Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (Copasa), in Belo Horizonte (MG). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Technical Board (CT) of Water Safety and Quality, the CT of Health, Education, Culture, Leisure and Information and the CT of Communication; managers of the State Health Departments of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais; managers of affected municipalities; representatives of the Renova Foundation and representatives of CBH-Doce.

During the event, proposals for monitoring the quality of water for human consumption were presented and discussed to evaluate its potability. In addition, the idea of a Communication Plan regarding the water for consumption distributed to the affected population was also discussed. The Technical Boards are preparing the minimum bases to send to the Foundation, so that the Foundation can elaborate these plans. These documents, when consolidated, will be part of the strategy of convincing the impacted populations in relation to the resumption of Doce River.

On the 9th, at the CIF meeting, CT Health was created, which will begin to conduct discussions on the monitoring of the water quality for human consumption and the Communication Plan. These documents will serve the strategy of persuading the population to resume the Doce River.

In Resplendor (MG) work was resumed to reinforce the Barroso stream dam. The objective of this activity is to allow the provisional water withdrawal from the Barroso stream, which will enable the demobilization of 13 water tank trucks. The works were put on hold, blocked by the owner and refusal of the mayor of the municipality to issue a Decree for Public Utility (DUP).

In the municipality of Bonisegna, the procedure of the community’s water supply was replaced, from cistern tank (which was without internal lining, which avoids contamination of the water via soil) to reservoirs supplied directly by water tank trucks. In the report previous to the water security study, no surface and underground wells were found in the reservoir region. Therefore, there is no estimation when the supplies by water tank truck will stop, because it all depends on the conclusion of the water security study in June.

The Water Security Study of nine municipalities and 15 districts in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo was completed and the new filter system for treatment of groundwater originating from the tube well drilled in the São Tomé do Rio Doce district, in Galilean (MG), was tested.

In Baixo Guandu (ES), the water supply channel of the Guandu River was cleaned. In Colatina (ES), the lawn and the irrigation system of the football stadium were delivered. The drilling of wells in Marilândia (ES) was authorized by the State Agency for Water Resources (AGERH), as provided in the Action Plan for the Rainy Season 2016/2017.

Improvements were made to the water supply systems of the Water Treatment Plants (ETAs) of Belo Oriente (MG) and Regência (ES). Regarding alternative funding: in Tumiritinga (MG) a well filtration system was commissioned and in Colatina (ES) the water withdrawal system of the Pancas River was delivered. As part of the water supply assessment study, the consolidation of hydrological data has been initiated in the municipalities and districts mentioned in clause 171 of the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term (TTAC).

Improvements were made to the water supply systems of the Water Treatment Plants (ETAs) of Belo Oriente (MG) and Regência (ES). As part of the water supply assessment study, specialists were hired to prepare the scope of the technical part of this study related to surface and groundwater sources, whereas studies of the critical points have already been started. Finally, the topography and survey were completed of the route of the water pipeline of Suaçuí Grande to the Central ETA in Governador Valadares (MG), and also the conceptual engineering of alternative water withdrawal of Governador Valadares in Suaçuí Grande. The alternative withdrawals and the improvements to the water treatment systems are being carried out as part of the 2016/2017 Rainy Season Action Plan and may be validated as final, after the technical evaluation study of water supply of surface and groundwater sources.

The alternative withdrawals and the improvements to the water treatment systems are being carried out within the 2016/2017 Rainy Season Action Plan and may be validated as final, after the technical evaluation study of water supply of surface and groundwater sources.

Last month, two water pipelines were delivered in Espírito Santo, one in Linhares and another in Colatina. Furthermore, five deep wells were drilled, one in São Vitor, one in Cachoeira Escura, two in Alpercata and one in Itueta. The alternative withdrawals and the improvements to the water treatment systems are being carried out within the 2016/2017 Rainy Season Action Plan, which guidance of Witt O'Brien's.

In Colatina (ES) the construction works for building a water pipeline pump station from Santa Maria river has started, as well as the detailed engineering of the water pipeline and pump system of Pancas River. In Baixo Guandu (ES) and Governador Valadares (MG) the execution of the pipeline route topography has started. Last month the Barroso creek waters have been reassessed in Resplendor (MG).


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