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.
We look forward to working with our partner, Sabesp. Thanks to our expertise in the management and optimization of water networks, we provide a 360° approach to local communities, helping them to achieve their environmental targets. With 20 million m3 of water saved in five years, these new performance contracts demonstrate SUEZ's strong commitment to fighting against water losses in the city of São Paulo in order to contribute to the modernization of Brazil's infrastructures. Diane Galbe ,Group SEVP - Smart Environmental Solutions BU and Strategy