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Miya Starts Construction of the First 26 km of Pipes with an Investment of 4.3 million euros in Oliveira de Azeméis in Portugal

21 Sep

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The intervention is part of an ambitious investment plan to extend the coverage of the sewerage network to 54.7% and will provide service to more than 2,600 homes. Sanitation system to reach more than 6,000 people.

Oliveira de Azeméis, Travanca, São Roque and Santiago de Riba-Ul are the first towns that will benefit from the new investment plan that Miya, through INDAQUA is carrying out in the municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis, in coordination with the town. The initial investment is 2.4 million and will provide an additional 26 km of the wastewater network and approximately 4 km of the water supply network. 

In practice, 3,000 more people will gain access to the sanitation network; more than 1,300 households. In some of these areas, the water supply network will also be extended, connecting and integrating homes that did not yet have this service.

"We are keeping our commitment to partner with the municipality and provide more and better quality of life to its inhabitants. This much-needed intervention will have a very positive direct impact on hundreds of families, but also on Oliveira de Azeméis' overall environmental strategy. Channelling of wastewater to the treatment plants, now that all the necessary facilities have been built, will prevent water and soil pollution and improve the quality of the municipality's water lines,” explains Tiago Fragata, general director of INDAQUA Oliveira de Azeméis.

Miya has been in charge of this operation in Oliveira de Azeméis since 2014, when the water supply network reached 69.8% of the population In turn, the wastewater collection and treatment network only reached 22.5%, a percentage that is expected to rise to 54.7%, following the new works. Miya has invested 11 million euros in managing and extending the networks in this municipality since the beginning of the concession contract, bringing the water supply to 9,000 more people and increasing accesses to the sewage system for 12,000.

The works will be carried out in accordance with the prevention, protection and safety regulations of Miya´s Contingency Plan and according to the guidelines of the General Directorate of Health in force in the country.