Yes, this is the creek that runs along the other side of the botequim (neighbourhood bar) to my place.
It stinks on a warm to hot day.
It’s eroding and will soon threaten the botequim.
The neighbouring bar (not our botequim) dumps their rubbish in it.
Our sewerage goes into it untreated.
The local fish monger’s drains empty fish guts into it every day.
It feeds into the Rio Cabuçu, that eventually empties in the Sepetiba Bay; one of the most polluted parts of Rio de Janeiro.
Until the people take a stance scenes like this happen around the world.
The local government isn’t interested because to rectify this situation attracts too few votes.
There is no policing of the rivers and creeks to see who is throwing away their rubbish here instead of using the rubbish collection services.