Saneago plans US$51mn waterworks to reach 100% sanitation coverage

- Friday, July 8, 2011

Saneago plans US$51mn waterworks to reach 100% sanitation coverage

Brazil's Goiás state water utility Saneago is planning projects worth 80mn reais (US$51.2mn) to achieve 100% water supply and sewerage service in the city of Jataí, according to a Saneago release.

Initiatives costing 30mn reais are being planned immediately, with 5.5mn reais earmarked for water supply works and 24.5mn reais for sewerage.

Work on the city's sewerage system will start in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood, to include the Queixada river interceptor pipeline.

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A 50mn-real public-private partnership (PPP) to further expand the city's sewerage network is scheduled to kick off in February 2012, according to the release.

Currently, water supply coverage in Jataí is at 97%, while 56% of the city has access to sewerage.