Saneago preparing agreement for Santo Antônio do Descoberto services

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Mid-western Brazil's Goiás state water utility Saneago is preparing a cooperative agreement aimed at extending its water and sanitation services contract with the city of Santo Antônio do Descoberto, a utility spokesperson told BNamericas.

The city's 25-year contract with Saneago expired on April 29. After considering privatizing water services, the city is now preparing projects to receive government funding under the national growth acceleration plan (PAC).

"An emergency contract, which will help prepare our final agreement, should be signed by the end of October," the spokesperson said.

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Once the contract is signed, Saneago plans to kick off improvement works in the city with a 7.6mn-real (US$4.28mn) project to expand the potable water supply system. Saneago is providing 2.7mn reais for the initiative.

Plans entail building a pumping station, 55.5km of potable water pipeline, a force main, and 4,544 domestic connections. Four reservoirs, the largest of which will hold 700m3, will also be built, according to the spokesperson.

The work will be carried out under PAC's phase II.