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Car Wash, Literally | Rio’s H²O Underground

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Operation Blackwater

As we make our own preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have b

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licensed by the city, including gas stations that offer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assigned to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of operation affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is t

Operation Blackwater

As we make our preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licensed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assign to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of business affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

lack-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

ecome the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licenbusinesssed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assigned to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of operation affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

Operation Blackwater

As we make our preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licensed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assign to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of business affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

lack-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

uck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have b

Operation Blackwater

As we make our own preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licenbusinesssed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assigned to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of operation affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

Operation Blackwater

As we make our preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licensed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assign to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of business affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

lack-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

ecome the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licenbusinesssed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assigned to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of operation affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

Operation Blackwater

As we make our preparations for water rationing, it is interesting to read about a factor that is often neglected — the illegal hook-up, such as cooking gas, electricity, cable TV and Internet, and water as well. Here is an exemplary case from late last year, as reported by O Globo.

Two men were arrested on November 28 after they were caught at black-market recharging points for water trucks in Cabo Frio, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made during an operation of the Rio DDSD — [Defense of Delegated Services Division], which found wells drilled on two properties, one in Botafogo and the other in Parque Burle.

The police were called to the scene by local residents, and confirmed that the artesian wells were used for illegally filling up water distribution trucks. In Botafogo, the police found three wells with a storage volume of some 120,000 liters each. Nearly 50 water trucks were loaded every day. In Parque Burle, three wells with a capacity of 50,000 liters each supplied 20 truckloads a day.

The owner of the Botafogo operation and the driver of the Parque Burle water truck were arrested on the scene and taken to the 126th Precinct in Cabo Frio. Along with fines, they will will be indicted and tried in civil and criminal actions for the crime of illegal commercialization of water. The artesian wells that fed the cisterns were sealed and the pumps and one water truck were apprehended.

Well, Well, Well

In a recent report, O Globo provides some useful statistics on the extent of the problem.

Amid the water crisis that has hit the Southeast, black-market car washes have become the villains of water wasting in Rio de Janeiro. According to estimates by CEDAE, “cats” — illegal hook-ups to the network — supply at least 1,400 establishments and are responsible for diverting 6.9 million liters of treated water per day in the Rio metro area. This volume would suffice to supply 65,000 persons per day.

In many cases, such as the irregular car wash closed on Tuesday in Engenho da Rainha — which washed more then 70 cars, mostly taxis, a day — the volume diverted reduces pressure in the network to the point that neighbors are left without water.

In Rio alone, CEDAE believes there exist 800 clandestine operators responsible for diverting 3.6 million liters of water per day. Compare this quantity with the 659 car wash stations licensed by the city, including Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderão The Water Tableg gas stations that Além das multas, eles serão indiciados e responderãooffer the service (460) and stations whose principal service is the car wash (199).

In these cases, the cleaning process uses treated water, but the operator would face a large bill in the event that this water was wasted.

The neighborhoods with the largest numbers of illegal car washes shut down are located in Campo Grande, Méier, Engenho da Rainha, Tijuca and Inhaúma, where one car wash was shut down three times by CEDAE, backed by the state DDSD, in a little over a year.

On average, CEDAE closes 280 irregular car washes per year. The task is assign to seven teams trained in identifying illegal hook-ups in homes, businesses and condominiums. That is, repression of this type of business affects 20% of the estimated number of irregular businesses. Cedae president Jorge Ferreira Briard says that the agency plans to expand its actions against irregularity:

hat the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and install fake meters where the water enters a building.

— The problem is that the black-market hook-ups are installed overnight, which makes them difficult to supervise. Those who steal water use a variety of tactics, such as opening a hole in the street, drilling into the pipes and installing fake meters where the water enters a building.