The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – To ensure next summer’s water supply for the town of San Rafael and other cantons of San Isidro, the Public Service Company of Heredia (ESPH) is limiting water availability and new connections for businesses and residences.

This action was taken because it is expected that the water supply will be affected due to the low amount of rainfall being experienced in the country, especially in the areas of Conception of San Rafael, Concepcion de San Isidro, Santa Elena de San Isidro and Brena de Mora San Isidro.

For approvals in the rest of the canton, a drinking water unit will assess the availability of this valuable resource.

This decision was applied in August, according to the company, because there is a high risk of shortage in the area since these places 100% depend on surface sources for water which becomes particularly precarious in the dry season.

Although there are existing networks, this does not guarantee the availability of water for new developments in this area. Therefore no water availability developments, segregations, new domiciliary services and additional meters will be delivered.

Any application filed before August 8 will not be subjected to this analysis while anything received after this date will be adjusted to the new measures taken by the ESPH.

This restriction is valid for one year, at which time the ESPH will seek new water sources and assess whether to continue these restrictions.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica