The Government of Piauí, the states of Brazil, has plans to launch a tender process for a waterworks PPP for Teresina.
In early December the government presented the sub-concession of potable water supply and sewage collection and treatment services. According to Viviane Moura, the state's PPP and concessions manager, the tender process for the project is expected to be launched by early January 2016.
Teresina, the capital of Piauí, is currently served by Agespisa, which is an state owned water and sewage firm. The city has 98% potable water coverage and approximately 247,000 households receive piped water. Additionally, the capital has a 18% sewerage service coverage, which represents that about 35,000 homes have sewerage collection services.
Teresina is located in North-central Piauí 366 km from the coast, it is the only capital in the Brazilian Northeast that is not located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With approximately 820,000 inhabitants, Teresina is the 19th largest city in Brazil, and the 15th largest state capital in the country.