Corsan authorizes tender to kick off Erechim waterworks

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state water utility Corsan authorized a 9.5mn-real (US$6mn) tender on Tuesday (Jun 21) to purchase materials for a potable water project in the city of Erechim, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

"A call for bids involving the purchase of 16km of pipeline to run water from the Cravo river basin up to the dam in the Ligeirinho river basin should take place within the next few days," the spokesperson said.

The tender will kick off an overall project budgeted at over 32mn reais, aimed at ensuring the city's water supply over the next 20 years. The work falls under the national growth acceleration plan (PAC).

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The authorization was signed by Corsan's director of expansion, Alexandre Stolte, at the Erechim city hall.

Corsan has yet to close a deal to renew its sanitation concession contract with the city, the spokesperson confirmed.