Drinking water providers ask the population to ration their consumption.

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Four drinking water operators made a call this Friday, April 3, to the citizens to responsibly use the liquid in order to face the emergency due to the water deficit that the country is suffering and so that the entire population can have water to execute the health protocols before the covid-19.

This was stated in a press conference by the executive president of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), Yamileth Astorga, the general manager of the Heredia Public Services Company (ESPH), Allan Benavides, the mayor of the Municipality of Greece, Mainor Molina, and the president of ASADA San Rafael de Alajuela, Juan Luis Céspedes.

The four entities reaffirmed that they work at maximum capacity to meet the demand of the communities, but the decrease in water sources due to the scarce rains in 2019 causes limitations.

The Central Valley has suffered in 7 of the last 10 years a deficit of precipitations, reason why the rivers and underground sources have lost part of their capacity. “Today we must become aware and use water with great responsibility so that all citizens can dispose of the liquid and also can implement hygiene measures against the covid-19,” said Astorga.

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