The reservoir is supplied by the River Guarapiranga and other smaller rivers and brooks, traversing areas of the cities of So Paulo, Itapecerica da Serra, and Embu-Guau. It was constructed originally to attend the necessities of the production of electrical energy in the Parnaba Hydroelectric generating plant. It is currently utilized for the water supply for the Greater So Paulo by the Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de So Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian state owned utility that provides water and sewage services. Guarapiranga is also utilized as a flood control mechanism and as a place of leisure. There are artificial beaches and marinas in the reservoir's peripheral areas
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Common Problems and Solutions for Gas and Electric Water Heaters
Unlike tankless water heaters, standard tank-style water heaters use an insulated storage tank that holds anywhere from 30 to 80 gallons of water at all times. Water heaters are generally very reliable, but occasionally they do have problems, such as little or no hot water, rusty or smelly water, odd noises, and even leaks. If you need to inspect your water heater or make any kind of repair, be sure to turn off the power and/or the gas supply: â¢ Turn off the power to an electric water heater by switching off the circuit breaker or removing the fuse on the water heater circuit in your home's breaker box or fuse panel. â¢ Turn off the gas supply by turning the gas pilot control valve to the "pilot" setting on the water's gas valve. â¢ Shut off the water supply to the water heater, if necessary, by closing the shutoff valve on the cold water pipe coming into the top of the heater tank. âDo not turn off the water unless the water heater's power and gas are turned off.
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Construction of the water supply system
In 1861, the construction started under the direction of Francisco de Albear. The progress was however extremely slow due to the scarcity of available funds and to the disturbances created by the Ten Years' War. Work on the water distribution network started only in 1874 when Francisco de Albear made the first complete topographic survey of Havana and produced a 1:5000 plan of the city. Based on these surveys, he completed the design of the network and fixed the location of the water storage tanks. In the meanwhile, the water supply of the city had worsened, as a result of the project's construction delays. After the Peace of ZanjÃ³n was signed with the independentist rebels on February 10, 1878, the first part of the canal could finally be completed and, on June 23, 1878, the link of the De Vento Canal and the filters of the Fernando VII aqueduct could finally be inaugurated by Governor Arsenio MartÃnez-Campos AntÃ³n.
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Why is the water in my house yellow-greenish?
I am an electrician with only experience in troubleshooting the electric components. From what your describing, it sounds like minerals in the water supply. Without knowing why I cant speculate if it a sign of problems or a normal occurrence. What I can say is by the time I get into the picture the water is usually a different color along those lines. Sorry I cant relate the two for you. Good Luck
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People who are good at fixing stuff, HELP?
Shut the water supply to the house off. Now that whole piece that the water comes out of, it unscrews from the pipe in the wall. Simple as that, unscrew it, buy a new one and screw it on
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Responsibility for water supply and sanitation
For urban two public Asset Holding Companies - FIPAG in the 13 largest cities, AIAS in secondary towns - own the water and sewerage assets. Besides them, informal small-scale independent water providers own and operate local piped water systems in urban areas without a formal license. In Maputo alone, there are 450 such operators that provide water to 350,000 people. In rural areas, community-based organizations are in charge of maintenance of water infrastructure. Policy and Asset Holding CompaniesThe National Directorate of Water (DNA) in the Ministry of Public Works and Housing is in charge of policy for water supply. The Water Supply Investment and Asset Fund - the Fundo de Investimento e Patrimonio do Abastecimento de Agua (FIPAG) - is an asset holding company in Maputo and several other cities. It operates under triannual performance contracts with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. In 2009 a second asset holding company - the AdministraÃ§Ã£o de Infraestruturas de Abastecimento de Ãgua e Saneamento (AIAS) - was created for urban sanitation and water supply in secondary towns. The Ministry of Health is in charge of setting and monitoring compliance with drinking water standards. RegulationThe urban water supply sector is regulated by the regulatory agency Conselho de Regulacao do Abastecimento de Agua (CRA). Its mission is "to ensure a balance between the quality of the service, the interests of consumers and the financial sustainability of the water supply systems." It does so by approving tariffs, setting service quality targets, monitoring compliance with the targets, reviewing investment programs and hearing complaints by users and municipalities. CRA does not yet have the mandate to cover urban sanitation service or small-scale independent water providers. Service provisionFIPAG is the owner of water and sewerage assets in 13 cities. In the Maputo Region the company Ãguas da RegiÃ£o de Maputo (Waters of the Maputo Region) operates the public water and sewer system under contract with FIPAG. ARM is majority-owned by FIPAG (73%) with a minority owned by the private Mozambican holding company Mazi. In the remaining cities, public municipal water departments operate and maintain the systems. De facto, municipal governments play a very limited role in water supply and sanitation despite their legal responsibilities. Their revenue is so low that they depend on the central government for funding. Rural servicesRural water and sanitation services have been falling under the National Directorate of Water - DirecÃ§Ã£o Nacional das Ãguas (DNA) under the department Water and Sanitation (Departemento Ãgua e Saneamento) until December 2015. Then DNA was split into two separate Directorates - and drinking water and sanitation came under Director Nacional Abastecimento de Agua e Saneamento (DNAAS). The PRONASAR report of 2012 highlighted that capacity of district staff is still a blockage. In total 274 people are on water and sanitation positions in the 128 districts.