Bromate pollution: Tap water should return in mid-December!


Following the discovery of the presence of bromates in the water distributed, the EEASM opted, after studying various technical solutions, for a disinfection of the water produced by chlorine dioxide, replacing the product currently used.

At the end of the various consultations and compulsory stages, the installation work of the chlorine dioxide generators is now complete. These devices, which aim to act chemically on the quality of the water in order to make the bromates disappear, will start to operate this weekend by first trials of commissioning, with an “exit from the crisis” hoped to mid-December.

This work may cause unforeseeable changes in the organoleptic parameters of the water (appearance, odor, etc.). In this regard, the EASM reminds that the prohibition measures decided by the ARS with regard to the consumption of city water remain in force until further notice.

Throughout the process, the EEASM has planned a campaign of regular measurements in order to gauge the evolution of the results, and to adapt the provisions if necessary, the final objective being to find water that conforms not only to health and regulatory obligations but also to the vision of public service and sustainable development that the EEASM has been carrying out since its creation. The investment made to halt the development of bromates during distribution represents a budget of € 300, and benefits from financial aid from the State (000%) and the Collectivity (50%).

Pointe des Canonniers wastewater treatment plant

The Terres Basses wastewater treatment plant must undergo essential refurbishment work which will involve shutdown for an estimated period of 30 days. Concerned about the economic development and the attractiveness of the territory, the EEASM decided to start this work after the tourist season.

Upstream of these, several currentology tests will be carried out which are perfectly harmless for the environment and not impacting on the sanitary quality of bathing water, in order to confirm the hypotheses of the trajectories of effluents in the bordering waters and to anticipate possible measures. conservatories to be put in place. The EASM will obviously communicate on the subject during the tests carried out.

Sanitation network of Grand-Case

The deployment of the Grand-Case sewerage network will begin on Monday 25 November and will take place over an estimated duration of ten months.

The process chosen for this major project is not based on a classic gravity flow but on a system for suctioning effluents from specific collectors.

This work is of capital importance since it will allow all residents to connect to a collective network, hitherto non-existent.

To facilitate this future connection, a design office has been specially commissioned by the EEASM to come to meet individuals and traders and best support them in their approach.

Because the EEASM is fully aware of the consequences of this work, whether in terms of traffic or hindering the local economy, their planning has been particularly studied. Thus, interventions on Boulevard Bertin Maurice will only start once the tourist season comes to an end, in April 2020. Work around schools will be strictly limited to school vacation periods.

The first phase of the project will concern rue des Palourdes, cours Fridgy and the upper part of rue des Ecoles, and will run from November 25 to December 20.

Detailed communication will be put in place throughout the duration of the work, in particular to allow residents and the population to become aware of specific changes linked to parking and road traffic.

The EEASM thanks you for your understanding and for the welcome you can give to the intervening teams, this for the benefit of improving the water service and sustainable development of the territory.

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