WATER TASK FORCE
Families in the Pernambuco hinterland benefit from solar-powered wells
The measure aims to ensure access to water for Pernambuco farmers - Photo: Codevasf
In an effort to bring quality water to people who suffer from drought, the Federal Government, through the Companhia de Desenvolvimento dos Vales do São Francisco e Parnaíba (Codevasf), drilled and installed 51 solar-powered tubular wells in the first quarter of 2022. , to ensure that farmers in Pernambuco have access to water, without the burden of the energy bill.
The action takes place within the scope of the Water Task Force, a joint effort of Federal Government agencies to bring quality water to rural communities underserved by sanitation companies.
According to Codevasf's regional superintendent in Pernambuco, Aurivalter Cordeiro, in the first quarter of 2022 alone, the Company invested around BRL 1.5 million in drilling and installing wells.
"So far we have already taken water, through tubular wells, to 33 municipalities in Pernambuco alone in 2022, benefiting more than three thousand families. and, in some cases, even the ability to have small gardens for family consumption", explains Aurivalter Cordeiro.
Simão José de Brito, a farmer in the Nossa Senhora de Fátima settlement, is one of the beneficiaries. "The families bring the animals here to drink. The water is for those who need it. I've also managed to make a vegetable garden with this water, in addition to my animals being able to quench their thirst," said Brito.
The municipalities in Pernambuco that benefited from the wells were: Água Preta, Arcoverde, Betânia, Bonito, Brejo de Madre de Deus, Buíque, Cabrobó, Carnaubeira da Penha, Catende, Cedro, Chã de Alegria, Ibimirim, Lagoa do Itaenga, Machados, Orocó, Palmares, Palmeirina, Pots, Parnamirim, Pedra, Fisheries, Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Santa Maria da Boa Vista, Santa Terezinha, São Bento do Una, São Lourenço da Mata, Serrita, Sertânia, Solitude, Triumph, Tupanatinga, Verdejante and Vitória do Saint Anthony.
Water Task Force
With the Water Task Force, the Federal Government will provide permanent treated water to more than 600,000 people in the most needy regions of the country, totaling about 1.5 million Brazilians benefited by the end of 2022. participation of the ministries of Regional Development, Health, Citizenship and Defense, in addition to Codevasf, DNOCS and Funasa.
With information from Codevasf