"It is a step-by-step project that will result in better water evacuation," said Mayor Eduardo Tassano.
The Municipality, based on a decision of Mayor Eduardo Tassano since the beginning of his administration, continues to make progress in the implementation of the Water Plan, to which end progress is being made in cleaning ducts with advanced machinery in different sectors of the city.
The works are currently being carried out on Maipú Avenue between 5000 and 2500, in front of the Bus Terminal, and on Lavalle between Pio XII (continuation of Mendoza) and J.R. Vidal (continuation of San Juan), with double-shift activity: in the morning, in places with less traffic; and at night, in the busiest areas of the city.
The program, which aims to prevent flooding in the city, is moving forward firmly with its implementation of the first stage: "There are teams working on drains and pipe installation, solving the issues of rain in the corners where there were no pipes," recalled the mayor, regarding which he considered that it is "a work that is going step by step throughout the city, which will result in a better evacuation of water in the event of flooding, so we will continue along that line.
Through the Water Plan, the construction of large new pipelines is planned to prevent the city from flooding. For this reason, work is currently under way on the inspection, cleaning and unblocking of drains that are more than 50 years old and which, until a year and a half ago, had not been maintained.
In this sense, Tassano demonstrated his determination, together with his work team, regarding the planning of these tasks, with the aim of eliminating all types of residual material that hinders the normal runoff of the waters.
"We are always committed to the city's maintenance operations. In the first stage, we focused a lot on everything that had to do with flooding and, while we continue with that, it is also time to move forward with street improvements, which is a great demand from neighbors," said the mayor.
Thanks to these works, in the last heavy rains, in those sectors of the city in which progress was made in cleaning and unclogging the drains, these worked in a proper way, so the water could drain quickly.
The Municipality, through the Secretariat of Infrastructure, makes steady progress with advanced technology, which allows waste to be extracted from the interior of the pipes, for which high-performance unblocking trucks with maximum suction capacity are used.
The equipment is positioned on the inspection chambers of the pluvial network, where initially, through washing hoses with pressurized water, the inspection covers are cleaned, extracting the sedimented material. Then, the walls of the inspection chamber are washed and with the suction hose, maneuvered by a vacuum pump, the water, mud and sand, among other materials and residues found in the chambers, are sucked out. Afterwards, the cleaning of the duct is done with a hydrodynamic tool.
The dirty water and waste are sucked by the vacuum pump and then go to a waste tank of the unclogging truck, the liquids are decanted and the sediments are collected independently.
Translator: Jiovih Augustave