The foam of the Tiete River pollution advances, from Monday (22), on urban areas Pirapora do Bom Jesus (54 km from Sao Paulo). The vehicular traffic came to be harmed. Other cities in Itu region also reported similar cases. The foam, and detergent, has chemicals and may be harmful to health.
The foam is formed when water passes through the spillways of a hydroelectric plant, located a few kilometers from Bom Jesus de Pirapora. According to the state Department of the Environment, the formation of foam is mainly related to low flow of water, the presence of untreated domestic sewage that hinder the decomposition of household detergents.
As the Tiete River cuts through the center of the city with little space between the banks and buildings, the situation is even more serious, with the foam hitting buildings and, in some cases, invading streets.
On Tuesday (23), the foam came to cover up a bridge near the city center. Traffic had to be controlled by local agents but, according to city officials, there was no serious incident on site.
Residents in Pirapora do Bom Jesus still report that the foam leaves stains on clothes and gets to damage the car paint. It is also a recurring stench of complaint.
“If you fall on clothing, stain everything. It’s terrible. Evil winter started and is already like that. This year will be complicated, “said the teacher Bernadette Souza, 42, who lives in the city for 15 years. Source
Source — www.grengenhariaambiental.com.br