The city of Sumaré (São Paulo state), Brazil, and Odebrecht Ambiental have signed a concession relative to the water supply and sanitation services of the city.
Odebrecht will be responsible for the construction, modernization, operation and maintenance of the production and distribution systems of drinking water. The project also includes the collection, removal, treatment and disposal of sewage for a period of 30 years.
The project is expected to reduce water losses to less than 30% and increase to 60% the treatment rate during the first 8 years and subsequently to 95% over 15 years.
The total project investment is estimated at R$300 million (US$96.2 million). The preferred bidder will be reimbursed with R$345 million (US$110.6 million) during the 30 years of the concession period. R$160 million will go toward the city's water supply system, R$170 million to its sewerage system, and the remaining R$15 million will be used for the operation and management of both systems.
Sumaré has a population of 236,358 and an area of 153.44 km². The city is located 115 km northwest of state capital São Paulo.