USTDA Supports Increased Water Access in Northern Brazil

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced it has awarded a technical assistance grant to Brazilian private water utility, Concessionária de Saneamento do Amapá (CSA), to develop a water loss reduction master plan for the State of Amapá in northern Brazil. The project will help increase water access by expanding and modernizing the state’s water distribution network to reduce losses and improve services in an area that is home to nearly one million people.

“USTDA’s partnership with CSA will help connect more of Amapá’s population to basic water and sanitation services, advancing Brazil’s goal of universal access by 2033,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “U.S. suppliers of water sector solutions are already actively serving Latin America and can facilitate the delivery of effective and sustainable water to areas like the State of Amapá.”

USTDA’s technical assistance will support CSA’s efforts to reduce the amount of water that is produced but then lost or not accounted for. Addressing water loss increases efficiencies for expanded and sustainable water and sanitation services. The grant will fund the development of a multi-phased approach to further strengthen and expand CSA’s distribution network, including by reducing energy consumption. It will also identify technologies and solutions to reduce water losses and evaluate implementation financing options for the project.

“With the development and execution of the water loss reduction plan, we will improve the cities’ water networks, identifying and removing leaks more quickly,” said CSA President Augusto Dantas Borges. “These actions will improve water supply systems and the supply of water to the people of Amapá.”

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The grant advances Biden-Harris Administration priorities including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment to deliver game-changing projects to close the infrastructure gap in developing countries and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.