Sanepar plans US$18mn waterworks in Guarapuava

Friday, March 4, 2011

Brazil's Paraná state water utility Sanepar is planning to invest 30mn reais (US$18.3mn) in the city of Guarapuava by 2012, according to a state government release.

"We already have 100% of the city supplied with drinking water and now we are focusing on sewerage service improvements," said company president Fernando Ghignone, adding that 21.3mn reais will go towards sewage works.

Work will include installing 175km of sewerage pipelines and 6,497 domestic connections. The improvements aim to increase Guarapuava's wastewater collection coverage to 80% from 70%.

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Sanepar will also carry out potable water improvements, including laying 4.5km of distribution pipeline in the Entre Rios neighborhood, as well as a pumping station and elevated storage tank.