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Capital's growth urged the expansion of SABESP's supply system.

In the 1960s, the capital's fast growth combined the high inpouring of immigrants increased the demand for treated water beyond what the existing infrastructure could provide. So, SABESP opened Cantareira System, relying on Hitachi to overcome the challenges of this vital project.


Challenge

transpose high volumes of water toward the reservoir of Águas Claras, 120m high.

Result

Over 8.8 million people benefited from treated water.

Inpouring of immigrants to the capital has saturated SABESP's water supply capacity.

Hitachi was selected to participate in the system's modernization and help provide treated water to over 8.8 million people.

SABESP provides water and sewage service for domestic, business and industrial use to the city of São Paulo and over half of the 645 municipalities.

In the 1960s, the capital of the State of São Paulo witnessed a demographic boom primarily driven by the dramatic influx of immigrants. This increased the demand for treated water, saturating SABESP's infrastructure then causing the city to struggle with water shortage.

To solve this problem and keep up with the pace of population growth, SABESP realized the need to invest in the expansion of the region's water supply system.

Given Hitachi's expertise in complex water pumping systems, the company was selected to participate in the system's modernization and re-configuration, and help provide treated water to over 8.8 million people.

In this video: Carlos Roberto Dardis, Water Resources Manager, North Metropolitan Region, talks about how SABESP struggled to collect, transport and store water from watersheds for treatment and supply, and how Hitachi has solved this problem (interviewed Sep, 2010).