A sanitation and river remediation project in Tuxtla Gutiérrez was one of six projects to receive a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize for Latin America.Media release – Holcim Awards honor sustainable construction in Latin America » más información (Spanish) » leia mais (Portuguese) »
Today, the Sabinal River in Tuxtla Gutiérrez in the province of Chiapas is misused as the city’s sewage system and therefore extremely contaminated. This project intends to regain the river’s health through a cascade of primary ﬁlter systems retaining garbage and residual solids before having the water pass through a process of puriﬁcation operating at two different levels: the technical level consists of the urban wetlands and an ozone injection system that will ﬁlter and regenerate the water. The second element focuses upon social behavior by creating a green pedestrian corridor along the river bank that will enhance ecological consciousness among residents and therefore contribute indirectly to better water quality.
The project, Sanitation and river remediation, aims to rehabilitate the Sabinal River which is misused as the city’s sewage system. The water quality will be improved through a cascade of primary filter systems before entering urban wetlands. A green pedestrian corridor along the riverbank will reconnect city residents with the waterway, raising ecological awareness.Download project entry poster (PDF, 3.11 MB) »