When It Rains and the River Grows
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By the end of January 2011, when the long-awaited rain season started, all Arequipans welcomed the rain with joy and happiness. The author recalls a day when he was walking through the city centre, on his way home from interviewing the director of an NGO engaged in environmental projects. All of a sudden the clouds burst and water started pouring heavily. In Arequipa, the institution responsible for managing the sewage system is the municipal company for both drinking water and sanitation, SEDAPAR. With the rain, the Chili River kept growing in volume and discharge. According to the measurements of the National Peruvian Service of Meteorology and Hydrology, it had rained more in 2011 than in any previous years in the region of Arequipa. The amount of rainfall in January and February 2011 secured the agricultural production use and the general water use of the city for the entire years of 2011 and 2012.