Cosanpa begins $92.8m waterworks in Brazilian municipalities

Northern Brazil's Pará state water company Cosanpa has begun BRL189m ($92.8m) waterworks projects in five municipalities in Brazil.

A company spokesperson told BNamericas that the majority of work is being done in Marabá, where Cosanpa will spend about BRL124m ($60.9m).

The works in Marabá include an expansion of the city's water supply system at a cost of BRL42m ($20.6m) and building of a new sewerage system for BRL82m ($40.3m) for which the process is currently underway.

"The first should be completed in 2013 and the latter in 2014," the spokesperson said.

In addition to this, Cosanpa has begun work for four additional projects to expand municipal water supply systems.

Work on BRL8m ($4m) project, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2012, is being done in Igarapé-Miri.

Two BRL10m ($4.9m) projects, one in Monte Alegre and the other in Don Eiseu municipalities, are scheduled to be completed in 2013.

The municipal water supply system expansion work in Santarém, valued at BRL37m ($18m), scheduled is also underway and is slated to be finished by 2014.

Pará state had 51.4% urban potable water supply coverage and 2.4% wastewater collection service in 2011.

Brazil has 90% potable water supply coverage and 50% wastewater collection service.