water station that works with solar energy is inaugurated in the community RDS Rio Negro

6 of May of 2019 - capture system, treatment and distribution of water developed within the Water + Access project, in partnership between FAS, Coca-Cola Institute, Avina Foundation and WTT, It brings clean water to residents of the community house N. S. of Perpetual Help

Community is one of the beneficiaries of the Water + Access | Photo: Robert Coelho

Residents of the riverside community Our Lady of Perpetual Help, located within the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Rio Negro, covering the municipalities of Iranduba, Manacapuru and Novo Airão, now they have to celebrate. They now have treated water supply at home after it was opened, within the Water + Access project, uma parceria da Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS), Coca-Cola Institute, Avina and WTT Technology and Consulting Foundation, one capture system, distribution and treatment of water that works with solar energy.

The new, benefiting 36 families in the community, located in the region Acajatuba, is the second water station opened in Access + Water project - the first was the Santa Rita community, Give RDS is pure Piagaçu, covering the municipalities of Anori, Beruri, Coari and Tapauá; other communities are in the action program. The Water + Access project aims to bring clean water to riparian and indigenous families without access to the service and are located within protected areas (UC) Amazon where the FAS, in strategic cooperation with the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema).

"Now inaugurated this water station that pumping, treat and distribute water in family houses. Altogether there are 36 beneficiary families within the community Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The other part of the community was already receiving clean water ", Sustainable Development explained the superintendent of FAS, Val Solidade, who coordinated the Bolsa Floresta Program (BFP), responsible for implementing the Water + Access project.

The new community water station N. S. of Perpetual Help works with solar energy and also supported by a diesel power generator, namely, a hybrid system. "The station works well: It is stuck an artesian well in the community and the pump that pulls this water, leads to the treatment system and then distributes to the house runs on solar energy, solar panels installed in the community, and also with the help of a power generator. Furthermore, each house has a one thousand liters water tank to store water ", Val explained Solidade.

The pumped groundwater from artesian well drilled in the community is still undergoing treatment system that uses a technology developed by WTT Consulting and Technology, Blacklight UBV fighting microorganisms and chemicals in the water and removes the odor and taste of dirt. Furthermore, water station is self-management, ou historian, community residents own N. S. of Perpetual Help will make system maintenance.

polluted water and diseases

Before the implementation of Water + Access project, residents of the community N. S. of Perpetual Help consumed water from water collected from rain, rivers and streams or wells drilled offhand, calls ponds, which is common in most of riverside communities in the Amazon. Because use untreated water for drinking, cooking and basic needs, the occurrence of waterborne diseases such as dysentery, anger, amebíase, hepatitis A and infection was common among community.

According to the coordinator of the Grant Program Floresta (BFP) in the Purus region, Jousanete Dias, responsible for Water + access in communities of RDS Piagaçu-Purus, the implementation of water stations decreased by almost 95% diseases in residents. "The project improves the quality of life of coastal. Which has been deployed, RDS to Piagaçu, decreased by almost 100% health problems such as worms, vomit, diarrhea. We have observed and this is evidenced by the Community's own ", said.

Next Actions

As próximas estações de água do projeto Água+ Acesso a serem implantadas devem beneficiar ribeirinhos na comunidade do Futuro, na extractive reserve (Resex) Catuá-Ipixuna, que fica entre Coari e Tefé; na comunidade Vila Cujubim, na RDS do Cujibim, in Jutaí; e nas comunidades do Sussara, Beabá de Cima, Santo Antônio do Lago do Jari, São João do Uauaçu e Vila Araújo, todas localizadas dentro da RDS do Piagaçu Purus, covering the municipalities of Anori, Beruri, Coari and Tapauá.

As comunidades N. S. Aparecida, N. S. de Nazaré e Santa Sofia, que ficam na Reserva Extrativista Catuá-Ipixuna, serão beneficiadas com um sistema de água específico, o purificador Água Box, desenvolvido pelo Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazônia (Inpa) e que desinfeta os recursos hídricos através da radiação ultravioleta tipo C.

Programa Água+ Acesso

O Programa Água+ Acesso funciona dentro do Programa Bolsa Floresta, Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS), com aporte financeiro oriundo da multinacional de bebidas Coca-Cola e do Instituto Avina, uma fundação latino-americana de investimento em ações de desenvolvimento sustentável. A WTT contribui com a tecnologia usada nas estações de tratamento de água.