General Water operates as a full scope solution provider of on-site ground water extraction & wastewater treatment systems.
|Investee||General Water SA (GW), founded 2010|
In Brazil, urban population growth, pollution and rainfall reduction trends are putting pressure on water resources. According to the World Health Organization most of the major Brazilian urban areas, suffer from either “water scarcity” or a “water stress” situation, being particularly exposed to the risk of water shortages. Increasing resources are required to provide sufficient, accessible, reliable and quality water supply. Over the next 15 years, it is estimates that around USD 100 billion in investments are needed to secure water demand in Brazil and sanitation concessionaries alone are not up to the challenge.
General Water (GW) offers alternative onsite water solutions to heavy users in São Paulo guaranteeing accessible and reliable sources of fresh and recycled water addressing non-existing or inefficient offer.
GW designs, builds and operates custom-made ground water extraction and wastewater treatment systems in clients’ location. Thanks to its solution, GW improves industrial and commercial water-cycles efficiency, with water savings of up to 80% and increase the fresh water volume available to local populations, reducing overall vulnerability against water scarcity.
GW sustainably addresses the water scarcity and waste water issues in Brazil by ensuring:
GW creates impact by:
|Volumes of water provided (Million m3)||6.6||6.8||7.3|
|Volumes of water recycled (Million m3)||1.4||1.5||1.6|
|People whose water need is secured (# 000)1||151.8||154.6||166.5|
1# of people whose water need is secured by GW offering – considering avg. Brazilian yearly domestic use of 53m3 water/ person and people living in municipalities GW serves