Algarve water company to invest millions in Faro and Olhão pumping stations

in Algarve · 06-09-2018 10:04:00 · 0 Comments

Regional Algarve water management company Águas do Algarve is to invest €3.8 million in the renovation of seven EEAR urban wastewater pumping stations in the municipalities of Faro and Olhão.

The need for work on the stations comes after “two decades of use, existing deficiencies, and the advanced state of dilapidation that all seven are currently found in”, a statement from the water company justified.
Five of the EEARs to be renovated are in Faro, and two in Olhão, and are part of the Algarve Multi-municipal Sanitation System. The stations located in the municipality of Faro started operation in 1999, while those in Olhão have been used since 1991.
The pumping stations are part of subsystems that channel the flow to the new Faro-Olhão Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is currently under construction, and which together with the Olhão-Faro Pumping System represents an investment of 21 million euros.

The scope of the stations’ rehabilitation project also foresees the replacement of obsolete and run-down equipment that causes outages in the system and discharges; optimisation of the deodorisation system to solve existing problems and recurring complaints; optimisation of the harrowing system with the installation of new grids with less mesh; installation of an emergency generator to ensure the continuity of the service provided; replacement of existing electrical panels, which are outdated and deteriorated by use and the environment inherent to the installation site; replacement of pumping equipment; interconnection of the installations with the remote management of sanitation; and rehabilitation of external arrangements to address the above interventions.
Àguas do Algarve stressed that work on certain stations, such as that near the Olhão Market and Faro Fire Station, would not start before the end of this month – and in some cases as late as November – due to the impact on seasonal tourism.
Interventions on the Lavadeiras and Ferragial stations, both in Faro, are considered of greatest urgency.


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