Consultation with the aboriginal communities Mbya Guaraní.
We are designing the new works to be built to provide drinking water to the City of Puerto Iguazú and the 600 hectares where the aboriginal communities of Yryapu, Ita Poty Mirï, Jasy Porá and Tupamba'e reside. The works will include:
• A new intake work and water treatment for better quality, which will be supplied by the Paraná River.
• Give water to all existing networks.
• New networks for the entire city.
• Install pipelines and tanks to provide water to the indigenous communities of the 600 ha.
Because it is the best option from the technical and environmental point of view, it has been foreseen that the tanks are to be placed so they are not further than 200 meters from the houses in the nearby area.
Community centers (schools, health centers, etc.) can be connected, when possible, directly to the water network. It is proposed to install pipes in the internal streets and tanks with 4 taps in all the communities of the 600 ha area.
In a meeting held in mid-September, the four Mbya Guarani indigenous communities settled in the area of the 600 hectares in the city of Puerto Iguazú were informed about the best possibilities for drinking water and also to consult their opinions on the works and possible actions in order to strengthen the communities in relation to the works through an Indigenous Peoples Plan (PPI) to be executed together with the works by the construction company.
The meeting concluded with the signing of an Act where the suggestions received from the communities are indicated.