On the waterfront of the town in the interior of the state of Amazonas, eight hundred families live in floating houses along seven kilometres of the Purus and Ipixuna rivers. Tapauá is only sixty-eight years old and since it was founded the residents, most of whom are fishermen, have lived above the water. There are now petrol stations, shops and even an express bank for everyone's convenience. A flour mill has become an opportunity for work and income for a family that sells local produce. Cleaning up the rivers is important, which is why awareness campaigns are organised. Waste is collected daily by local residents.
Source Amazon Agency