Last year, the now-former president of the institute, Yamileth Astorga, informed that specialists are working on alternatives to solve the problem
with arsenic that has been detected in the pipelines of the Bagaces community. - Public Water Institute photo -
$8 million-plus pipeline construction in Guanacaste halfway done
Published Monday, April 5, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The expansion of the $8,567,008 budgeted Bagaces Canton pipeline in Guanacaste Province progresses by 52% , announced the Public Water Institute, AyA.
According to the Institute, the company Intec hired to handle the project reported the work is in the phase of taking water from the Epiphany natural spring. This is where 77 liters per second will be extracted and distributed in the city using 17.7 kilometers of pipe. And a new 2,500 cubic meter storage is in the final phase of construction.
Last year, the now-former president of the institute, Yamileth Astorga, informed that specialists are working on alternatives to solve the problem with arsenic that has been detected in the pipelines of the Bagaces community, "whose levels have increased as a result of the decrease in water sources."
This pipeline project will benefit more than 17,000 people living in Bagaces when it will be finished in May 2022.
The Institute announced that it is in the design stage of another aqueduct project to supply drinking water to communities around Bagaces. The new project will benefit 2,800 people living in the communities of Agua Caliente, Falconiana, Montenegro, Bagatzí, Quintas Don Miguel, La Loba and Salitral. "This project has a preliminary cost estimate of $2,563,951."
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