Water is vital for life. This statement takes on increasing importance the more we become aware that it is a scarce resource and essential to our survival. Homes and establishments without running water are unthinkable, making the provision of this service in quantity and quality a priority for this company.
Drainage of waste water, despite being equally essential to life, receives less attention. We know that we could never survive without sanitation, however, given that it is an operation in which water is used and discharged to the correct destination, people tend not to think about it. For Infralobo, however, this is an important issue, because the effective separation of waste water and rainwater and their correct conveyance to the treatment station, represents a daily concern for the company.
It is much more costly to treat rejected waste water than water sourced from nature and refine it for human consumption in our taps. It is also much more advantageous environmentally. As such, we make every effort to carry out internal and external awareness campaigns, as well as private inspections of houses so as to ensure the sustainability of systems.
Collection of Solid Waste
The Solid Waste Collection sector is increasing in the public eye in today’s society, given the pressing need to find sustainable solutions for getting rid of and reusing waste. The entire legislative situation points to adding value to waste, so that it stops being rubbish and becomes a prime material.
Efforts in making everyone aware of the situation are very important, as landfills have a limited capacity, and their use can be improved if the amount of separated waste is increased – more separated and thus recycled waste reduces landfilling.
Infralobo has invested in selective and unsorted waste disposal solutions, and is proud of the relatively high level of cooperation of its customers. However, we have concluded that much more can be done, as waste that could be reused continues to be landfilled every day. The costs involved in waste collection and disposal and urban cleaning, which includes a host of tasks vital to the creation of a pleasant environment, are very expensive, making it vital for each of us to act environmentally, especially when disposing waste.
Legislation also enforces the need for environmental awareness, applying substantial penalties on waste producers, in this case Infralobo, which then would have to be passed on to its customers.
For information of existing waste disposal points, consult Infralobo’s area of operation map.
Maintenance of Public Areas
The maintenance of public areas for Infralobo is a highly visible sector.
The maintenance and upgrading of roads, including signage and public lighting, enables us to ensure safety, quality and comfort for all property owners and potential users.
As a result, and for each of these areas, Infralobo plays a vital role, through the establishment of regular conservation and investment plans, assuring the high standards of quality of the roads and the continued provision of services through maintenance and renovation works on various levels.
Maintenance of Green Spaces
Infralobo is responsible for maintaining the green spaces in its area of operation.
Besides planting green areas throughout the development, Infralobo’s team of gardeners ensures the maintenance of important and highly visible public areas, such as flower beds next to the roads, landscaping in roundabouts and other important areas within the its area of operation.
With the aim of optimising the management and maintenance service, in recent years efforts have been made to reorganise many of the landscaped areas, through the creation of new, more concentrated green spaces, instead of disperse planting. Equally, the irrigation network has been subject to special attention, and renovated, thus allowing the creation of more attractive areas in line with more efficient management.
Infralobo’s urban cleaning services reflect its professionalism and exceptional dedication, preserving the image and quality residents and the general public expect to find in these areas.
Infralobo uses specialised vehicles as well as manual sweeping when cleaning roads, pavements and communal areas, throughout its area of operation.
In the same way, these services include the washing and disinfection of unsorted waste containers. Infralobo also ensures the collection, maintenance and cleaning of litter bins.
Infralobo ensures that every user can enjoy to the full the beaches within its area of operation. To this end, prior the start of the bathing season, the entire beach area is cleaned and litter bins are provided.
Licensing and Advertising
We wish to alert to the importance of regularizing the process of occupation of the public area (installation of cranes, containers, concrete, construction material , fences, outdoors, etc ...).
The steps for regularization are as follows:
Download the form on the website (choose the type of occupation of the public area that you intend to do in “Occupation of Public Space”) or acquire it at Infralobo’s office;
Fill in the personal data or the requesting firm and attach the documents requested in the form itself;
The delivery must be done with some advance (minimum of 72 hours);
After the approval by Infralobo will be given the order of payment.
If the situation of occupation of the public area is not properly regularized, a process will begin, which will proceed to the Municipality of Loulé, which may eventually culminate in a fine.
We would also like to point out that in the period between July 1 and August 31, urbanization, building and demolition works will not be allowed. For more information, please see article 45 (Special Cases) and article 54 (Conditions and Period of Suspension) of the Municipal Regulation of Urbanization and Edifications (RMUE).
If you need more information regarding this and other related processes, please consult the following legislation.