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In Brazil, SUEZ wins two contracts for the smart management of São Paulo’s drinking water networks

SUEZ and Sabesp, the water and wastewater management company owned by São Paulo’s State, have signed two new performance contracts to significantly reduce water losses in the capital city’s network. The Group, with local partners, commits to reducing the volume of water lost in the network, enabling to annual savings of approximately 4 000 000 m3 of water. The contracts respectively include investments amounting to €6,9 million in the Sumaré sector and €4,8 million for Ermelino Matarazzo and Jardim Popular sectors.
These five-year contracts will allow SUEZ  to participate respectively in up to 65% and 50% of each project’s consortium. The city of São Paulo will save 20 million m³ of water over the duration of the contracts, representing the equivalent of the annual consumption of more than 368,000 Brazilians. The main beneficiary supply sectors will be Ermelino Matarazzo and Jardim Popular which serve around 400,000 people with annual savings of more than 2,590,000 m³ in water, and Sumaré, located in the western region of São Paulo which serves a population of approximately 223,000. The projects will also benefit the Hospital das Clínicas complex of the University of São Paulo’s faculty of medicine, considered to be the largest hospital complex in Latin America, generating annual water savings of more than 1,390,000 m³ per year.

SUEZ and Sabesp plan to optimize the drinking water distribution by operating across the entire value chain from diagnosis and effective leak detection management to infrastructure operational capabilities, particularly through pressure and active leak monitoring as well as infrastructure’s renovations. The Group will also deploy a hydraulic simulation system aimed at studying and optimizing the city’s water supply. While drinking water distribution is a major challenge for municipalities, performance contracts represent an innovative model for facilitating the completion of their projects to reduce water losses.


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