Corsan renews Tapejara contract, plans new sewerage system

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state water utility Corsan has renewed its water and sanitation concession with the town of Tapejara, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

Work will be carried out according to a sanitation plan developed by the city government and approved at a public hearing in October. The new contract replaces a previous agreement that did not comply with federal sanitation laws.

"With this, we intend to invest 12mn reais (US$6.99mn) to build a sewerage system for the town," the spokesperson said.

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Work will involve building a wastewater treatment plant and installing collector pipelines. Corsan also plans to extend potable water supply service to neighborhoods not yet covered and areas where population growth is expected, according to the official.

The company has requested funding from national health foundation Funasa under the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC).

Located in northern Rio Grande do Sul state, Tapejara has a population of approximately 20,000.