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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
Costa Rica
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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…

Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker
Drought
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Drought
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Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Broad Front Party legislator Suray Carrillo Guevara is drafting a water conservation bill that would ban golf courses in Costa Rica -- both existing ones and those that are…

Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower
Drought
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Drought
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Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 18, 2015

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste – Last month after a rousing surf session, I returned to my Tamarindo home well in need of a shower. I was covered with sand.…

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…

Guanacaste canton stretches water supplies to support construction
Business
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Business
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Guanacaste canton stretches water supplies to support construction

Lindsay Fendt - June 8, 2015

The City Council of Santa Cruz in the northwestern province of Guanacaste has continued to issue construction permits despite warnings of endangering the area's limited water supply.…

145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday

Zach Dyer - February 17, 2015

Saturday would be a bad day to try and take a bath. An estimated 145,000 residents across the western San José cantons of Escazú, Santa Ana, Desamparados…

City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages

L. Arias - September 11, 2014

Officials from the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) and the Paraíso Municipality on Wednesday agreed to the first steps in addressing ongoing water shortages that in recent months have extended to two…

Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages
Eco water
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Eco water
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Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages

L. Arias - April 10, 2014

CARTAGO – The effects of drier rainy seasons in Costa Rica have been evident mostly in coastal areas in Guanacaste and Puntarenas, or in the higher altitude…

Water bandits are the latest concern in worsening drought
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Water bandits are the latest concern in worsening drought

Lindsay Fendt - April 4, 2014

The Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH) warned its customers via Facebook Wednesday to watch out for potential water bandits. The company advised residents to be on…

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