Bairro Que eu Quero visited the Los Angeles neighborhood this Wednesday (8)
Stagnant water and bad smells: this is the reality of the couple João Laucídio and Célia Maria, who have lived on José Saraiva Street, in the Los Angeles neighborhood, for 38 years. Puddles of dirty water accumulate in the street and reach the gate of their house when it rains, impeding traffic in the area. Unable to take the situation any longer, residents called BQQ – Bairro Que eu Quero.
Reporter Caio Tumelero answered the call and was in the neighborhood this Wednesday morning (8). For MS1, João said that the stagnant water appeared after Águas Guarirobas carried out works to implement the sewage network on the street.
“After they came to do sewage, (the land) sank under the weight of the machine, which was very heavy and there was this bad smell that no longer comes out. It wasn’t like that, before they did it there was water, but it soon dried up. When it rains it’s worse” , he said.
His wife, Célia Maria, reported that she had to remove the trash from the sidewalk because cars were passing too close to the residence’s gate to avoid puddles of water. “They passed by here and it was dangerous to hit the trash can. The garbage man came by today to pick up the trash and it was on the ground.”
Their neighbor, Cleyton Sandin, was also harmed. “I had to put two concrete slabs on the sidewalk because cars were passing there, there’s no way, it’s a loss.”
When questioned, Águas Guarirobas stated that the problem is old, even before the sewage works. The company also stated that it provides supply services and that drainage and road infrastructure are the responsibility of the city hall.
Furthermore, Águas Guarirobas also pointed out that it has already implemented 198 km of sewage in Campo Grande since January this year.
Even so, the concessionaire was on site and carried out earthworks on the street in front of the homes of the residents who called the BQQ, as a palliative action.
The report then contacted the Municipal Secretariat of Infrastructure and Public Services (Sisep), which, in turn, responded that it does not carry out drainage on streets that do not have asphalt. In a note, he highlighted that there is even a paving project for the road, but it is still in the initial fundraising phase. Therefore, the department claimed that solving the problem is not its responsibility.
To respond to the impasse, the BQQ called the Public Services Regulation Agency (Agereg), responsible for supervising concession companies. Live on MS1, CEO of Agereg, Odilon Oliveira, reported that the agency was aware of the situation this morning and sent a team to the site in order to carry out a technical survey and thus define who should carry out the works .
Within the technical study, Agereg must also request a response from Águas Guarirobas.
“I will give them a period of 5 days to express themselves, then the process will return to me so that we can make a decision. We will try to be humane and fair, mainly to assist and solve the problem of these residents”, he said .
Odilon gave the deadline to complete the study and decide who should solve the problem within 10 to 12 days.
Finally, Odilon asked the population to use the Agereg ombudsman channel, where it is possible to send problems in the neighborhood, by phone (67) 99986-3359.