Copasa to share wastewater treatment expertise

Monday, May 9, 2011

Brazil's Minas Gerais state utility Copasa (Bovespa: CSMG3) is considering a partnership with Peruvian officials regarding the exchange of wastewater treatment expertise, the company said in a release.

In early April, Peruvian officials visited Brazil to observe the treatment process used at Copasa's Ribeirão do Onça wastewater treatment plant in state capital Belo Horizonte. A similar facility is being built in northern Peruvian city Iquitos, capital of Loreto region.

The Iquitos plant will have a flow rate of 1,000l/s, and will treat wastewater that is currently released into Peruvian rivers that flow into Brazil's Amazon river, according to a Copasa release.

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The Peruvian delegation is planning another visit to negotiate a partnership with Copasa aimed at training the plant's future operators, the release said.