Curitiba and the Metropolitan Region will no longer have water rotation. The announcement was made by Governor Ratinho Junior (PSD) and by the CEO of Sanepar, Claudio Stabile, this Wednesday (19).
The reservoirs that make up the Integrated Supply System (SAIC) reached an average level of 80.34% of capacity with the January rains, anticipating the end of the rotation schedule, scheduled for March. The normalization of supply should occur from 4 pm on Friday (21).
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There was also an announcement that there will be no new supply rotation in 2022, even in the worst drought scenario. The reservoirs have a service capacity of 12 to 16 months. Still, the state remains under water emergency alert as it faces the most severe drought in 91 years. There were 649 days of rotation, implemented in March 2020.
“We had a water shortage concomitant with the pandemic in recent years. And now we have the news that one of these major problems has been solved. Even though we don’t have regular rains, we are guaranteed the preservation of the system without rotation. Of course, in this period we will continue working. We have several anticipated works in the state, we are mobilizing the teams, looking at the short and medium term, to leave a legacy for Paraná”, said Stabile.
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According to him, without the implemented actions, mainly the rotation, the system would have collapsed in October/November 2020, when the dams would have reached levels between 12.7% and 13.1%, which would practically make the supply of water unfeasible. . The scenario would repeat itself from July/August 2021, when levels would reach 11%, dropping to 4.5% in October 2021.
Source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Lia Bianchini