Corsan seeks US$58mn PAC funding for Taquara sanitation system

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Southern Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state water utility Corsan is seeking 101mn reais (US$57.5mn) in federal government funding to build a sewerage system in the city of Taquara, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

"We are requesting financing under the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC). As soon as funds are obtained, a tender will be launched," the spokesperson said.

The initiative, which entails work in the Taquara, Sonda, Empresa and Cruzeiro do Sul basins, includes building 110km of wastewater collection pipeline, a treatment plant and 11 pumping stations. The work will benefit 42,000 residents, according to the official.

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Taquara has a population of around 55,000 so should be eligible for funding under PAC group II, which contemplates municipalities that have 50,000-150,000 residents.

The city is located some 72km northeast of state capital Porto Alegre. Rio Grande do Sul is Brazil's southernmost state.