Water: From Problem to Opportunity

Mismanagement of water resources causes growing problems in the supply of water for both human consumption and industrial use, but also presents opportunities for businesses.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The demand for storage and treatment of water has accelerated in recent years due to increasingly common rationing of drinking water in Central American urban areas, which has led to families and businesses to look for an assured supply for their own drinking water.

This market opportunity has been taken up by the Costa Rican company Ecotank, developing its own technology that has been tripled its sales revenue in the past two years and it now has a presence throughout the Central American market, with a production plant in Honduras and another one planned in Panama . "Other companies that distribute tanks for water storage in the market are Mucho Tanque ( concrete), Fibropiscinas (fiberglass) and Ecopiscinas (fiberglass)."

"However, it is not only the tank business that has grown because of shortages of the liquid. Treatment plants have also shown greater dynamism, although at a slower pace. Such is the case of Depuragua, a Costa Rican company dedicated to the manufacture of these plants."

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