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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government admitted on Tuesday that the country is unlikely to meet the main targets of the national sanitation plan of providing drinking water to the entire population by 2023 and sewage system to 93 percent of the country’s residents.

According to the National Sanitation Secretary, Paulo Ferreira, approximately 156.4 million Brazilians living in urban areas have water systems. That number he says is below what it should be because the main responsibility of basic sanitation works Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?