We are in the middle of our dry season and the question remains: “Is there enough water to make it through to the rainy season?”
Last year the water situation caused the AyA (Acueductos y Alcantarillados, Costa Rica’s national water provider) to stop the approval of water permits for new constructions in Tamarindo. The situation is and has been serious, but there is a solution on the way.
Back in 2017 the AyA signed an agreement with the Santa Cruz Municipality to start a project to provide water from an inland wetland area, more specifically the Nimboyores aquifer, which is part of the town of Lorena, to the coastal communities. This project, with a cost of over US$13,000,000 will bring water from Nimboyores to a tank on the top of the mountain behind Huacas, to then be distributed to the areas of Tamarindo/Langosta, Playa Grande, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero, and many small towns in between like; Huacas, Matapalo, Santa Rosa, and Villarreal to mention a few.
The entire project is scheduled to be ready soon after the 1st trimester of 2019, and is currently awaiting the installation/construction of a couple holding tanks, which are all close to be completed. Once finished the initial testing will begin.This long awaited project is now almost a reality, which will solve our water deficit, and bring even more progress to our thriving coastal communities.
The picture above was taken on February 6, 2019. It’s the tank that will be used for the Tamarindo/Langosta area and is located on the Los Jobos road.
Credits to: Mark Venegas