Cuiabá planning tender to concession water services

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mid-western Brazil's Mato Grosso state capital Cuiabá is planning a tender to concession the city's potable water supply and sewerage services, according to a state government release.

The city, which approved privatization during a September 1 meeting, is currently presenting tender documents to the federal government's executive, legislative and judiciary branches as well as the state audit court and public ministry.

Four public hearings are planned for the end of the September, the release said.

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During the meeting, the city council also agreed to form a state water and sewerage service agency, Amaes, which will promote efforts to reach universal water supply coverage by 2014 and universal sewerage service by 2021.


In related news, Moisés Dias da Silva has taken over as president of the city's current water utility, Sanecap, replacing Aray Carlos da Fonseca.

The utility provides 99% of the population with potable water supply service and 38% with sewage collection service. About 28% of the collected wastewater is treated.