After the end of the first
emergency donation campaign to the drilling of two wells on the thorps where
Mestre Irineu was born and lived his childhood, the reality imposed itself in a
Inicially, it had been thought
drilling in depth patterns similar to other cities near, around 36 meters.
However the local reality of São Vicente Férrer-MA, and of the region named
“baixada maranhense”, features geological and aquifer characteristics that
guide a deeper drilling, around 100 meters, what enhanced a lot the inicial cost
forecast of the drillings.
In the first budget requests from
drilling companies, the technical guide also drived our reflexions around the water
tank capacities and, as consequence, to the structures that support the water
tanks. It’s considered that only one water tank in each well would not be
enough to fit the current and future demand, considering the human and
irrigation needs of the whole community.
When we came across the
insufficiency of the resources for the huge change in the budgets proposals, it
has become required the restart of the “Campaign for Potable Water in São
At the same time that the
campaign has its restart, the calamity aggravates in the region that, beyond
the drought period that provide more difficulties in access to water, has to
deal with the lack of assistance from public authorities, that doesn’t keep
adequate maintenance in the existing wells, what increases the difficulties to
the population. People have to buy the water for personal consumption, with all
the shortage of resources and, even the water that was available inadequate for
consumption, that served other purposes, is not available anymore for more than
10 days in one of the communities.
We are hopefull of everyone’s
awareness regarding these needs to the satisfatory reach of our noble purposes
of providing conditions to improve the quality of life, welfare and health of
the population that composes the “baby crib locality” of Mestre Irineu.
The emergencial question will lead to the beginning of the well drilling in one of the thorps with the available resources, at the same time that the fund raising restarts, to conclude the other stages.
Greetings to all “irmandade” around
Work Execution Commission
Viva o Mestre Irineu!