The Medellín River or river Aburráis a Colombian River that flowsthrough the city of Medellín and itsmetropolitan area, is the only Riverin this place. Born 3100 metersabove the sea level, at the top ofSan Miguel, in the municipality ofCaldas, South of the AburráValley, descends the Valley ofAburrá, it runs through tenmunicipalities, it has a distance of98 km and 2 km after, already withthe name of Porce River, it flowsinto the river Nechi.
Medellín populous and flowing along the history of the city, the Riverfulfilled the role of landfill wastewater, which is still contaminatedtoday with tons of organic matter and toxic waste ascyanides, phenols, sulfides , mercury and lead. The first manifestationsof pollution Aburrá Valley initially felt in the 60 streams that arelocated in the most densamentean in the river without any treatment.Medellin RiverProblems
TheMedellinriverwasclean.BeforeBorn of the river
How we can change the contamination? We can solve the problems ofpollution of the Medellín rivermainly, proposing new ideas for, andso that in the future we have a riverlike the earlier, clean, offering timeand working as a team.
In these project we want cleanthe rivers, but the first thing isChange the Word