The lack of this liquid in cantons such as Puriscal, where they say the problem will continue for three more years, is generating opportunities for water storage and treatment products.
Mismanagement of water resources is the cause of a growing number problems in providing water for both human consumption and industrial use, and at the same time is creating opportunities for businesses.
The Solis administration has announced that by the end of 2017 construction work will start on a dam to ensure a water supply for drinking and irrigation in Guanacaste.
The project to construct a dam on the River Piedras, in Bagaces, has remained on paper for almost thirty years.Estimated at $500 million, construction of the dam could be the solution to the problem of water shortages affecting one of the areas with the greatest tourist development.
Lack of water is stopping productive development, and at the same time the very same disorderly development is causing shortages in several areas of the country.
Lack of water is stopping productive development, and at the same time the very same disorderly development is causing shortages in several areas of the country. The Central Valley is one of the areas already feeling the effects of the lack of infrastructure, as well as well defined plans, - a difficulty in Costa Rica- well executed by public institutions.
In response to the severe water supply crisis in Costa Ricatax exemptions have been proposed for the purchase of materials, equipment and devices for saving water.
The state run Aqueducts and Sewers company (AyA) is preparing a bill to exempt three taxes on buying water saving devices such as low consumption tanks, water saving devices for pools or drinking fountains, ejector aerators, filters, faucet timers, volumetric reductors, and low consumption irrigation systems, among other things.
The government has announced that in the next three months it will allocate $3.5 million to the purchase and rental of equipment for pumping and supply trucks and for drilling new wells.
From a statement issued by the Presidency of El Salvador:
The government of the republic has decreed through the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA) a situation of national emergency to deal with the water shortage affecting the country due to the effects of climate change.
The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems in Panama is putting out to tendertransportation, distribution and supply of drinking water for the areas, Chilibre, Tocumen, Pacora, Tanara, Chepo, Colon, San Miguelito, Chorrera and Arraijan.
Forty water bottling and processing plants operate in the country, distributing more than 20 imported brands or brands produced locally in the country.
While peak consumption of bottled water occurs between January and April, during the dry summer season, growth in consumption and sales of this product has shown an upward trend in recent years, competing directly with sodas and other types of beverages.
The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems plans to invest, during the Varela administration, $934 million in 234 projects, of which 136 are new, 89 are follow-up and 9 are multi continuity.
Among the works planned are the expansion of the water treatment plant Federico Guardia Conte (Chilibre) and Chitre, construction of water treatment plants in the Bayano and Dolega River, renovation of the water system in Puerto Armuelles, Santa Marta, Cerro Punta and Guarumal among others.
An agreement has been made to transfer resources to the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems in order to carry out water treatment works, buy equipment and renovate wells.
The new budget will be used to buy pumps to renovate wells, "... dredging rivers, purchase of equipment and chemicals needed to purify the raw water, well renovations and employment of at least 150 employees in key positions."
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