In Ciudad Cortés, a project is being built to equip the head of the Osa canton with a new water treatment plant, which will benefit 5,300 people. Additionally, as part of the work, a 450 cubic meter storage tank was built.
According to the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) the project has a cost of ₡ 2,297 million and will guarantee potable water to this community for the next 20 years.
Located on the outskirts of Ciudad Cortés on the Costanera Sur, the new plant will have the capacity to purify 45 liters of water per second from the sources of La Tigra, Muñecos and Los Patos.
With this, production is more than doubled compared to the plant that is currently in operation and will be replaced, which has difficulties in treating water with high turbidity during the rainy season.
AyA’s executive president, Yamileth Astorga, highlighted the investment being made in the Brunca region, with aqueduct projects under construction in Ciudad Cortés, Ciudad Neily, Pérez Zeledón, Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
“These works become more relevant in the context of the pandemic, as they will improve access to drinking water as a protection measure, but they will also enhance the economic recovery of these communities as they have a 20-year projection,” he said.
Currently the overall progress of the project is 87%. A modern laboratory building for monitoring water quality is also built on the plant site.
These works are carried out with financing from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
The project in Ciudad Cortés de Osa is part of the investment portfolio of ₡ 955,935 million corresponding to 38 high-impact works that AyA will execute in the 2020-2022 period, generating at least 3,000 direct jobs.