• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Heredia rations water to avoid shortage

September 25, 2009

The Public Service Company of Heredia (ESPH) has begun rationing water to its customers, less than a week after the national water authorities warned of water shortages in the Central Valley´s future.

The rationing comes after the company noticed a 35 percent decrease in the flow of water from its aquifers. ESPH officials do not believe that the drop is due to the presence of El Niño, which has forced dry weather across the country this year, and said they are investigating the problem and hope to find a solution by Oct. 3.

Until workers determine the cause, however, residents of San Rafael, San Isidro and surrounding areas will have water shut-offs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

During the next two months, meteorologists forecast that the Central Valley will receive 25 percent less rainfall than average.

Last week, officials from Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) said citizens must decrease the amount of water they consume everyday by 20 percent – 40 liters per person per day – for the next three months if country is to avoid water shortages and rations next summer (TT Daily News, Sept. 24).

You may be interested

Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says
Costa Rica
6156 views
Costa Rica
6156 views

Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2021

A growing number of people have turned to the dream of a "digital nomad" lifestyle -- answering emails from the…

Costa Rica extends driving grace period for citizens, residents
Costa Rica
1738 views
Costa Rica
1738 views

Costa Rica extends driving grace period for citizens, residents

The Tico Times - March 5, 2021

The Public Works and Transport Ministry says Costa Ricans and legal residents with foreign driver's licenses can continue using that…

Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%
Costa Rica
2542 views
Costa Rica
2542 views

Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 19.1% in the moving quarter from November to January. This maintained a downward trend…