LIFE RURAL SUPPLIES WILL HOST THE 1ST EDITION IN GALICIA OF HYDROGEOLOGY DAY

The municipality of Abegondo will host next Saturday March 25, 2017 the 1st Galician hydrogeology day Edition. This event aims to bring society to hydrogeology and consists of a guided tour, totally free and open to all types of public.

The day entitled “The autonomous supply systems with groundwater of Abegondo” will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Casa do Concello de Abegondo, from where a bus will go to Vizoño.

The objectives of the visit are to make known:

  • Groundwater and its importance in rural Galicia.
  • Autonomous systems of groundwater as opposed to centralized systems in the provision of water services in the Galician rural environment.
  • Control networks and techniques for the characterization of aquifers and the study of the status and chemical quality of groundwater.

The event is organized by the CICA Water and Soil Group of the University of A Coruña, the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Council of Abegondo under the coordination of The International Association of Hydrogeologists – Spanish Group (AIH-GE).

 

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STUDENTS OF I.E.S. VIÓS VISIT THE NEW FACILITIES OF A MALATA AND COLLABORATE TAKING WATER SAMPLES

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Students of I.E.S. Viós

On November 30, 2016, 31 students from the 4th ESO moved to Vizoño to learn about the new facilities of the Community of Users of A Malata.

During the visit, they knowed the motivation of the project: to diagnose the water problems of the rural village. In this way, they were able to verify the original state of the fountain of A Freiría discarded by nitrates.

Then, they learnt the best sanitary practices at new wells executed near A Prata’s spring.

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Visit of Prata’s wells

Finally, they verified the functioning of the new purification plant.

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Purification plant of A Malata

EUROPEAN STUDENTS KNOW THE PROPOSALS OF ABEGONDO TO RESOLVE THE CHALLENGES OF WATER SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS

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Tank and water purification plant of A Malata

On Friday, November 4, the students moved to Abegondo to learn about the problem of providing water services (supply and sanitation) to the dispersed rural.

The purpose of the visit is a study of alternatives: autonomous vs. centralized.

The day began in the reservoir of Beche, in order to contextualize the huge investments of the centralized infrastructures of supply, and then to show the deficiencies of the current catchments of springs at autonomous schemes.

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Reservoir of Beche

The solutions proposed for the autonomous model, as a result of the methodology tested by Conesellería de Sandiade, Augas de Galicia and the Concello de Abegondo, were explained on the basis of the following pilot installations carried out under the Life program:

  1. The piezometer network has made it possible to determine the status (quantitative and chemical) of groundwater as a source of water for human consumption.

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    Piezometer of Balvís

  2. Pozos da Prata (wells). The new catchments have been executed as an example of the physical measures that can be implemented to offer an adequate sanitary protection of the water and Minimize damage to the environment.

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    View of the well protection

  3. Tank and water purification plant of A Malata. The choice of materials for water storage and purification equipment are designed to facilitate control and maintenance work and will allow the Community of Users to supply potable water in accordance with the requirements of Directive 98/83 / EC

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    Equipments of A Malata’s purification plant

  4. Sewage treatment plant of Cullergondo – Xuanzo. Regarding the treatment of domestic water, the soft technologies is presented as the best model due the simplicity of the maintenance of this installation would allow the management to be adopted by the Community of Users.

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    Artificial wetland for water treatment

PILOT COMMUNITIES SELECTED FOR DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

Next are named the schemes were the pilot projects(under ction B.2) will be held:

SCHEME OF A MALATA (before A Freiría):
Villages of A Malata, Ribela, Balbís, Vilar, Pozo, Pociñas, Ferrás, Voducedo Grande and Vorducedo Pequeño located in the parish of Vizoño.
Total population served: 172 people (134 registered inhabitants)

SCHEME OF BORDEL:
Villages of Bordel located in the parish of Sarandós.
Total population served: 119 people (79 registered inhabitants)

SCHEME OF PRADO DA FONTE:
Villages of Bordelle located in the parish of Sarandós.
Total population served: 22 people (8 registered inhabitants)