Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo was incorporated on September 6, 1973 under the laws of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Company operates water and sewage systems in the State of Sao Paulo, which includes the city of Sao Paulo. As of December 31, 2013 it provided water and sewage services to residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers in 363 of the 645 municipalities in the State of Sao Paulo, including the city of Sao Paulo. It also supplies water on a wholesale basis to six municipalities in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region. As of December 31, 2013 it provided water services through 7.9 million water connections to approximately 24.6 million people, representing approximately 59% of the urban population of the State of Sao Paulo, and had a water coverage ratio of approximately 99% in respect of all regions. It also provided sewage services through 6.3 million sewage connections to approximately 21.5 million people and had an effective sewage coverage ratio of 84%. It operated using 69,619 kilometers of water pipes and water transmission lines and 47,103 kilometers of sewer lines. In addition, the Company provides consulting services regarding the rational use of water and commercial and operational management in Panama and Honduras through a partnership with Latin Consult. The Company is subject to a number of federal, state and municipal laws and regulations on environmental and water resource protection.