Sewage Treatment Station
Sonae Imobiliária-Gestão, S.A.
The Funchal Town Hall didn't allowed the drainage system of the shopping centre to be connected to the municipal system. This was due to a lack of capacity.
afassociados was invited to design an independent sewage treatment plant and drainage system. This system had to guarantee that the effluent would comply with the appropriate regulations to allow the discharge to the river system.
The effluent that was produced by the shopping centre had to be defined and suitable tender documents had be prepared. These were for the electro-mechanical equipment needed for a compact treatment plant based on the activated sludge process. The quantity of effluent daily produced is equivalent to one produced by a population of 500 people.
The implantation of the equipment was studied with the aim of reducing the visual impact. It was decided, with the exception the blower and the electrical controls, to put all the equipment in the underground in a reinforced concrete chamber.