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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José
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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Motorists and pedestrians prepare: Traffic jams in downtown San José could get worse starting next week. The Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) will close roads to repair and replace some…

High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months
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Climate Change
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High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

Hot temperatures recorded in the past few days in Costa Rica likely will remain constant until April, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Tuesday. IMN’s forecasts state…

Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

More than 200,000 residents of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area will face daily water rationing in periods ranging from 6-12 hours at a time during the coming months,…

Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain
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Costa Rica
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Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain

L. Arias - June 21, 2016

Heavy rains on Monday morning in various regions of Costa Rica were the result of a low-pressure system, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The weather phenomenon caused scattered…

Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks

L. Arias - June 3, 2016

Water rationing in Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area, the country’s most populous region, will remain for at least two more weeks, according to the Water and Sewer…

Water and Sewer Institute seeks tax cuts for water-efficient appliances, fixtures
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Water and Sewer Institute seeks tax cuts for water-efficient appliances, fixtures

L. Arias - April 27, 2016

Water supply problems in most of Costa Rica during the past two dry seasons has prompted the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) to draft a bill aimed at…

San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks
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Costa Rica
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San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Water supply problems in Costa Rica’s capital will persist at least through May, according to projections from the Water and Sewers Institute (AyA). Currently more than 150,000…

Low rainfall conditions prompt water rationing until mid-2016
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Low rainfall conditions prompt water rationing until mid-2016

L. Arias - September 29, 2015

At least half a million residents of Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area will suffer water shortages and rationing until next year due to low rainfall levels recorded…

Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1
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Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1

L. Arias - June 29, 2015

In a couple days, customers of the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) – which services the San José Greater Metropolitan Area – will see a…

Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf
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Environment
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Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

Officials from the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) on Monday said that the 180 tons of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Nicoya Gulf last Saturday have not caused significant…