by Ivo Henfling
Costa Rica is trying to secure the water supply for the next generations, a commendable task and a great initiative. Unfortunately, this has everyone running around trying to find out what is going on and what to do.
The unofficial association of Hacienda Atenas, a beautiful community in the Atenas hills, organized a meeting for their members, inviting attorneys Henry Viquez and Mr. Manuel Arrieta as head of AyA (Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados or Water Company), Department of Rural Aqueducts. The Atenas head of the AyA, Mr César Augusto Ortiz was also invited to the meeting, but he didn’t show. I applaud the members present on trying to find a way to formalize an asada on such short notice, necessary to protect their water supply.
In the past, we have published a blog about the need for a water certification to receive building permits from the engineering department in the municipality and guest blogger Pablo R. wrote about the Costa Rica water saga that explain the problem.