After repairs are completed in Vila Isabel, water may take up to three days to return to affected neighborhoods | Rio de Janeiro

After repairs are completed in Vila Isabel, water may take up to three days to return to affected neighborhoods | Rio de Janeiro
After repairs are completed in Vila Isabel, water may take up to three days to return to affected neighborhoods | Rio de Janeiro
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Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Published 02/01/2024 09:26 | Updated 02/01/2024 09:31

Rio – Residents of various parts of the North and South zones of Rio, who had already been suffering from a lack of water in recent days, may have to wait even longer for the system to be reestablished. This Thursday (1st), Águas do Rio completed a repair on pipes in Vila Isabel that had been affecting the supply to several neighborhoods in the city, but normalization of the system could take up to 72 hours.

“The saga of ‘privatization that improves’ continues. Another night without water supply in Vila Isabel. Shitty company. They know how to rule. Efficiency and effectiveness are not a priority”, commented a resident of Vila Isabel, on Twitter.

According to reports from residents, there is also a lack of water in neighborhoods such as Tijuca, Maracanã, Grajaú, in the North Zone, Santa Teresa, in the Center, and in neighborhoods in the South Zone. “I live in Laranjeiras and here I have never had a supply problem since yesterday no water entered the building”, shared a user of the network.

Águas do Rio clarified that the repair of the pipes on Rua Marechal Zenóbio da Costa, in Vila Isabel, was completed this Thursday morning and that the water has already been turned back on, but that the supply could take three days.

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This is the same deadline given by the company to the residents of Duque de Caxias and Belford Roxo, who were affected by the rupture of a company water main, this Thursday, on Avenida Adamastor, in the Jardim Xavantes neighborhood, in Belford Roxo. Due to the repair, distribution was interrupted in both cities.

“Total disregard, irresponsibility, lack of respect for those who pay the bill. Four days without water, dry tank, Center of Caxias”, shared a resident of Duque de Caxias. “Man, it’s unbelievable, it was just that @aguas_do_rio got their hands on the water distribution, which is different shit every day. For the love of God”, criticized a resident of Belford Roxo, also on Twitter.

According to Águas do Rio, the water main rupture was identified at around 5am and the company has already mobilized its staff to carry out emergency repairs to the large pipeline. To carry out the repair, the company suspended the supply of treated water in Belford Roxo and also in Duque de Caxias.

The company also explains that supply will return to normal gradually as soon as the repair is completed. The current forecast is that maintenance will be completed by this Friday (2).

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Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

During the shutdown period, water supply will be affected in several locations.Photo: Illustration

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

Crater opens on Rua General Zenóbio da Costa in Vila Isabel, this Wednesday (31). Photos: Pedro Ivo/ Agência O DiaPEDRO IVO/AGENCY O DIA

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