Basic Sanitation

In 2013, work began on what may be considered one of the great legacies of the project for Altamira: the basic sanitation of the city. Until then, there was no sewage treatment system and less than 10% of homes were supplied with potable water. The properties had wells for effluent disposal and wells for water supply.

Belo Monte changed this reality. It built a modern system of sewage collection and treatment, with more than 200 km of network, and expanded the city's water supply and water supply system with more than 170 km of network and 8 reservoirs. It is also connecting, at no cost to the residents, more than 18 thousand properties to the sanitation networks, directly benefiting about 70 thousand people. 

In addition to the more than 30,000 people who lived on stilts over the Altamira creeks and now live in houses in the new neighborhoods already connected to the sanitation network, the number of people benefited by this action exceeds 100 thousand people. 

At the municipal headquarters of Vitoria do Xingu, 29 kilometers of sewage network, 12 kilometers of drainage network of rainwater and 12.8 kilometers of water network were built. Two districts were also benefited: Belo Monte, which received 220 meters of the drainage network and 2.3 kilometers of the sewage network; and Leonardo da Vinci, where 9.8 km of sewage network, 5.6 km of stormwater drainage, 12.8 km of treated water network and 5.8 km of paving were implemented.

In the municipality of Anapu, in the community of Belo Monte do Pontal, the Company completed 320 meters of the drainage network and 4.3 kilometers of the sewage network.

Three communities in the Volta Grande do Xingu that belong to the territory of Senador José Porfírio also received sanitation works. In the community of Hangover, Norte Energia completed 1.3 kilometers of water network and 2.2 kilometers of sewage network. In the Ilha do Fazenda community, 28 septic tanks, 28 sink units and three biological filters were installed. The Garimpo do Galo community received about 558 meters of sewage network and 483 meters of water network.

Altogether, more than BRl 340 million were invested in basic sanitation projects - aimed at the implementation of water and sewage networks, which improve the quality of life of the residents of the region and contribute to disease control and prevention.