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5.2.2 On-site Sanitation.
Unfortunately there is some confusion in the Region in relation to sanitation
and sewerage. These words have been taken, in the practical sense as equivalent
terms. As a result the many positive opportunities in the Region for sanitation
companies to install on-site systems or to design for future implementation of
on-site systems have not been taken, instead there is an insistance on
considering conventional sewerage (off-site sanitation) as the only valid
As an exception to the rule, during the last decade the State of Mato Grosso
do Sul Water and Sanitation Company (SANESUL), with technical assistance provided
by TAG Brazil, decided to borrow money from the Federal Savings Bank (CEF)'s
Water and Sanitation Fund and carry out a huge on-site sanitation programme
for the low-income areas of Campo Grande, the State capital4. The
programme comprised the supply of a sanitation superstructure including cistern
flush and low-water volume toilet set (VDR), shower and bathing place, and washing
basin and sink. This programme has been discontinued, however there may be some
chance that it will return given indications by Mr. Airton Sampaio Gomes as
the President of SANESUL that it will be "resurrected" as per words
by Mr. Gomes himself to the Consultant.
4 : Assessment of this programme has been reported
as "Case Study"