In 2013, the federal government launched the National Basic Sanitation Plan (Plansab) and thus established the path for the country to pursue the universalization of water supply, sewage, waste management and rainwater management services within 20 years.

Plansab envisages the investment of R$508.5 billion by 2033, investing R$304 billion over two decades in the universalization of water and sewage services.

Basic sanitation is one of the most important national infrastructure challenges facing Brazil. According to the Brazilian Association of Private Concessionaires of Public Water and Sewage Services (Abcon), 55% of the country’s 5,570 municipalities may have deficient water supply services beginning in 2015. With respect to sewage services, there are 85 million inhabitants without proper collection services, while 118 million do not have proper home sewage treatment.

Given its belief in the role of the private sector in ensuring the universalization of services in the country, IGUÁ sees itself as a protagonist in the development of the sector.