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Costa Rica now considers access to water as a constitutional right

Costa Rica adopted a constitutional reform that guarantees access to water as a human, basic and inalienable right. 

Large number of Costa Ricans will face water shortages during dry season, AyA predicts

The 2019 green season produced less rain than expected throughout much of Costa Rica — as much as a 21% deficit in parts of the country. 

Water will be out for thousands Wednesday in San José area

Thousands of people will temporarily be without water Wednesday while work is done at the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) facilities in Tres Ríos, Cartago.

Thousands affected by water shortages in Costa Rica

AyA says 57,000 people could find themselves without running water for at least 12 hours.

Construction of Discovery Costa Rica set to begin in 2018

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez confirmed the Discovery Costa Rica project already has all environmental permits, and said it will supply water with its own wells.

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

The Water and Sewer Institute rationing plan will focus on cantons in the capital of San José.

Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks

Despite a strong start to the rainy season, some households in Costa Rica's Central Valley face two more weeks of water rationing while aquifers replenish.

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

The proposal's main strategy is to cut the import, sales and selective consumption taxes on all products that save water.

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

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

Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker

Broad Front Party legislator Suray Carrillo Guevara is drafting a water conservation bill that would ban existing and future golf courses in Costa Rica.

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