Water Shortage in Costa Rica Creating Business Opportunities

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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

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 canton of Puriscal, with a population of 36 thousand people will not have access to drinking water for three more years, since according to the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), "the only option", is to wait for the culminatation of the Orosi II project, "... which will bring water from sources in Orosi, in Paraiso de Cartago."

Nacion.com reports that "...In January 2013, the 12 sources of surface and ground water that supply the system in Puriscal produced a little more than 82 liters per second. By January 2014, production had fallen to 70 liters and, a year later, to 64. In two years, the drop is more than 20%, according to a report made by the AyA in March."

"... The president of the AyA, Yamileth Astorga, said that the Orosi II project is already making progress with studies, particularly environmental ones, and they are in the process of buying 25 plots of land needed to set up the system."

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