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Brazil's Pará state water company Cosanpa is planning to replace 60km of leaking pipelines this year, according to company president Antônio Braga.
The state's 3,000km water supply network, which is primarily located in state capital Belém, is 40 years old and has been weakened by the city's sandy terrain, local paper O Liberal reported.
Besides restoring water supply systems, the company also plans to install more domestic water meters. Work will take place in the state capital as well as rural areas.
The company's goal is provide 100% of its customers with water meters. Today, only 46% of the homes in Belém are covered.
Work is being financed by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).