The Deodoro WWTP was originally planned to address issues prior to the 2016 Olympic Games, but it now continues to enhance the lives of thousands of Rio de Janeiro residents. The district of Deodoro was one of four venue locations for the Summer Olympics, along with Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, and Maracanã. In the lead up to the Games, a vast programme of sanitation works was undertaken to improve the health of the local population and the environment. With the eyes of the world focussed on Rio, a particular concern was to reduce the amount of domestic sewage flowing into the West Zone rivers and Guanabara Bay. This was an especially urgent issue, since the Olympic sailing events were to be held there.
The local benefits of the project