The Lagoa Sol urbanization is the area with the largest area of grass to be replaced, that is, about 2600m2. The roundabout at the entrance to Lagoa and the adjacent flowerbeds, as well as the area next to the water services are two other points to benefit from these works.
The new grass will be applied gradually, as the need is identified and analyzed. The goal is to use synthetic turf in places where it is only decorative and leave the natural grass in places where are used by the populace. With these changes, the executive of the council intends to reduce unnecessary water consumption and reduce maintenance costs of these areas.
The mission of maintaining the public spaces a and reducing water consumption is being done by Lagoa council as an plan aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, namely with the 6th which proposes “to guarantee the availability and sustainable drinking water management”.
2021 is the second consecutive year in which the Municipality of Lagoa chooses sustainability as the inspiring theme of its political action. Measures such as the replacement of natural grass, which involves high water consumption, for synthetic turf “appear articulated with best resource management practices, particularly in a region where water scarcity is a growing concern”, said Lagoa Municipality.