CURITIBA, BRAZIL – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná (SANEPAR), a water utility in the Brazilian State of Paraná, supporting the development of a water reuse facility.
The feasibility study will identify initial plant requirements and best suited technologies, provide initial designs, and assess the best rate structure for produced water. Urban expansion has posed challenges for some Brazilian water utilities in recent years and this project will help to provide alternative sources for industrial users.
“USTDA appreciates the opportunity to partner with SANEPAR on this important project that will support the development of a water reuse facility,” said USTDA’s Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy, “At the same time, this project will create commercial and technology opportunities for U.S. companies.”
U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website at www.fbo.gov. A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA’s website at www.ustda.gov/work/bid-on-an-overseas-project.