Facts & Figures

 ClientBRK Ambiental - Pernambuco
 LicenseeBRK Ambiental
 LocationSão Lourenço da Mata, Recife, Brazil
 Operation Start2021
 WastewaterMunicipal
 Project TypeGreenfield
 Process ConfigurationPre-treatment + Nereda + UV
 Nereda Design Capacity:
  • Dry Weather Flow25 MLD
  • Peak Flow1,674 m3/h
  • PE125,615 PE (PE = 60 gBOD/d)

About the Recife - São Lourenço da Mata Nereda WWTP

The government of the State of Pernambuco is being innovative, guaranteeing the universalisation of sewage collection and treatment from 14 municipalities in the metropolitan region of Recife and in Goiana. It is the largest public-private partnership in sanitation in Brazil and is taking place between the Pernambuco sanitation company – “Compesa” – and “Odebrecht Ambiental”. 

Nereda WWTP, Sao Laurenco, Brazil

Image: artist impression of the Recife - São Lourenço da Mata Nereda WWTP


The first municipality in the State to have a universal sewage collection and treatment service is São Lourenço da Mata. Located in the metropolitan region of Recife, 18 km from the capital, it has approximately 100,000 inhabitants. It was one of the cities chosen to host the 2014 World Cup. 200 km of collection networks will be installed, along with 8 pumping stations and 1 Nereda sewage treatment plant in the municipality.

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