The president of Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state water utility Corsan, Arnaldo Dutra, has said he will sign agreements by month-end to kick off 21mn reais (US$13.3mn) in tenders to expand Alegrete city's sewerage system.
The work will benefit the city's eastern and western zones, according to a Corsan release.
The utility is also developing the city's municipal sanitation plan and mapping out a schedule to install wastewater collector pipelines in the city. The local government will repave the affected streets with federal government funding.
Alegrete, located in the west of the state, renewed its concession with Corsan in October 2010. The utility has said it will invest 28mn reais to improve the city's sewerage and water supply networks.