Saneamento básico e percepção ambiental: um estudo realizado na comunidade Candidópolis em Itabira, Minas Gerais
Research, Society and Development
In neighborhoods and rural communities, precarious sanitation conditions are observed that unleash numerous negative consequences for the inhabitants residing in these localities, and the sanitary conditions are essential for the well-being, quality of life and health of population. The lack of environmental awareness of the residents in relation to the problems that surrounds them is also a concern. Thus, the aim of this study was to verify the basic sanitation services and the environmental
... areness of the residents in Candidópolis community, located in rural area ofItabira / MG. For this, questionnaires were applied to 50 community residents. The results indicate that the artesian well in the community is the most widely used alternative for water supply. As for sanitation, it was noted that more than half of the sewage is dumped into waterways without any previous treatment. With respect to the solid wastes, these are collected only once a week and there is no selective waste collection in the community. It was verified few water drainage systems, but some of them are clogged or silted. In the aspect related to environmental awareness, a part of the residents is aware of the situation experienced is not the most appropriate and they believe that the implement of new technologies would bring benefits to the community in environmental, health and quality of life. In order to solve the problems related to sanitation, the involvement of municipal institutions is essential, through the use of adequate technologies for collection and treatment of sewage and waste, considering the characteristics of the region. It is also proposed to carry out environmental education projects to the community residents in order to minimize negative environmental interventions.