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5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: --
Countries: Brazil
Regions: Parana
Project SDGs:
Sustainable Development Goals
Target 6.3: Water Quality
Target 6.4: Water Use Efficiency
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2012  »  Jan. 2013
Project Contact: Michael Whaley -
Profile Completion: 60%

Project Overview

Industrial waste water is now being reclaimed at the Allergan Brazil manufacturing plant located in Guarulhos Brazil. The water was filtered and returned for reuse in cooling towers and as gray water in the bathroom facilities. This reduced Allergan's discharge by 60% and reduced the amount of incoming water required by 11%. There have been no adverse effects on any of the systems being supported by this reclaimed water.

Project Objectives

The amount of waste water discharged was significantly reduced which benefits the local waste water treatment plant which will receive less industrial load. The amount of incoming water required was reduced by 11% thereby reducing the demand for fresh water from the local water system.