A FLOVAC delegation was recently in Chile, in the Llay-Llay commune, where the first vacuum sewerage installation of the country is being built. As this technology is innovative for the Chilean technicians, a conference was organized for everyone interested in FLOVAC’s system, having it coincide with the formation day of the Regional Development Subsecretary (SUBDERE).
His Excellency the Mayor of Llay-Llay, Mr. Mario Marillanca, welcomed FLOVAC’s Commercial Manager, Mr. Bruno Galindo, who introduced the project that is being developed and explained how the system works. In the audience there were more than 45 engineers from different localities around the country. In the conference room a vacuum pit was installed in order to show the attendees different components of the system.
“I have great faith that everything works well, and that this project model will serve in other places where there is the same deficit,” said Mayor Mario Marillanca in a welcoming address to regional officials of the Sanitation Clearing of theUndersecretariat Of Regional Development.
For the regional manager of Subdere Valparaíso, Eduardo Pasten, the pioneering and innovative project that is implemented in Llay Llay, can be replicated in other cities of the country. He emphasizes the importance of the presence of representatives from all over Chile, “in order to be able to disseminate, and if applicable in the regions, to implement it,” Pasten said.
A Flovac system was considered in the area due to the difficulty of pipe installation in the rocky area which meant that installation could be carried out quickly and with the least disruption to local residents.
Another important consideration was the low amount of power that is required for the vacuum pump station. With power required only at the vacuum pump station a back up generator can easily be supplied if there is any interruption to local power supplies.
Flovac’s site supervisor on the project Francisco Rodríguez worked very closely with the large local contractor Montec to ensure a correct installation.