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Greater Annecy | Discovering the water and waste services of Greater Annecy
PUBLISHED ON 06/28/2022 by Mael Aubert – 66 views
The Greater Annecy water and waste treatment services have opened their doors to promote their work and highlight the environmental issues of the Césière site.
This Wednesday, June 22, 2022 was an opportunity for the Césière building to reveal itself to the general public. A moment that also highlights the public service workers who work to keep Greater Annecy clean. Indeed, this structure makes it possible both to treat recyclable waste, but also to treat the water we drink as well as the pipes that carry it. Fun activities were offered to raise awareness of the importance of waste and water treatment.
Interesting moments, recalling what can be done with recycled materials but also showing the importance of filtering and controlling the water distributed, with bacteriological and chemical analyses. It was also possible to be made aware of the need to ensure the proper functioning of the pipes, so as not to lose water unnecessarily and to keep it clean. With flow meters, it is possible to notice leaks as soon as a problem is detected, which can become dramatic, a leak drop by drop is 4 to 5 liters of water lost per hour, large losses on the 1600 km of pipelines. As a result, 1% of the pipes are renewed every year by the agents of the agglomeration.
The center also deals with the collection of rainwater, “stop with all pipes, today, make way for the drop of water that falls on the ground” defends Pierre Bruyère, vice-president of water management in Greater Annecy. The management of rainwater is one of the priorities, from now on, at Césière and Grand Annecy.
To make this structure work, the Greater Annecy Agglomeration has hired 124 agents in charge of drinking water supply and 116 agents in charge of collecting and recovering waste. For Frédérique Lardet, president of Greater Annecy, it is “a great pride to have so many technicians, engineers, agents, who take care of our territory”. In addition to ensuring a greener environment, the building itself aims to be more environmentally friendly. It is equipped with a wooden boiler room for the technical services and a rainwater regulation device as well as green areas. Its architecture allows maximum use of exterior light.