Works are underway in the municipalities of Santarém, Oriximiná and Alenquer. Millions are invested in basic sanitation in the region
The State Government continues to invest in works in the Lower Amazon region, through the Pará Sanitation Company (Cosanpa). There are 5 sanitation works in the municipalities of Alenquer, Oriximiná and Santarém, where reservoirs and new water and sewage treatment plants are being built. All in progress, the aim of the works is to increasingly improve the services provided by Cosanpa in the region.
In Santarém, in Vila Balneária de Alter do Chão, the first Water Supply and Sanitation System is being built. The well already built has a flow rate of 210 m3/h and two reservoirs with capacities of 400m3 and 300m3. There will be 39 km of distribution network and 2,130 household connections.
With the network implementation service being carried out, at this stage the areas where the sewage treatment plant will be built are also being cleaned, a project costing approximately 83 million reais. There will be 25 km of sewage collection network, 1,035 household connections.
In the Conquista neighborhood, the reconstruction of the reservoir is taking place with the capacity to store an average of 3 million cubic meters of water, an investment that will total more than 5 million reais, and will benefit 150 thousand Santarém residents.
For the company’s manager in the Lower Amazon region, Juca Pimentel, it is very important that the works progress every day. “Completing these works is Cosanpa’s commitment to the community, and all of us residents will benefit. In Alter do Chão, for example, in addition to residents, visitors will also benefit from basic sanitation, representing better health. Hence the importance of investments in our region”, commented Juca Pimentel.
In Oriximiná, more than 49 million reais will be invested. The new ETA has 90% of its repairs completed. At this stage, the permeabilization of the supported reservoir was completed and new pumps were purchased. In the urbanization, sidewalks and drainage are underway.
In Alenquer, the new station’s chemical house is 50% complete, including cementing, application of plastic canvas to receive the frame and concreting of the covering slab, in total an investment of more than 59 million reais.
According to the engineer responsible for the works, both in Alenquer and Oriximiná, Brandon Souza, the services are advancing every day, and everything is being done in the smallest details to deliver the works with modernity and advanced technologies. “The supply system of both works will have automation to point out and activate the system in the event of a lack or excess of water, in addition to possible supply failures so that they can be corrected. The purchase of the HDPE piping for the water mains and pumps has already been completed”, said Brandon.
Text: Meliny Campos – Ascom/Cosanpa