QCOSTARICA – For the last couple of weeks the residues of 120,000 residents of Tibás, Moravia, part of Guadalupe (Goicoechea) and La Uruca (San Jose), no longer end up in the Torres, Maria Aguilar and Tiribi rivers, rather, is processed at the new treatment plant, Los Tajos, in La Uruca.
These users were already connected to the current sewage system by the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA).
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Now, the daily waste of 4.4 tons of solid and 2.7 tons of organic matter is sent to the waste collector with a capacity flow of 2.81 m3/sec and maximum treatment capacity of 3.45 m3/sec (Phase I).
Los Tajos will be Costa Rica’s biggest waste water treatment plant (WWTP) project in the country, the cornerstone of the San José Environmental Improvement Project, a program aimed at the refurbishment and extension of the more than 400 kilometre network of collectors and secondary sewer networks.
The objective of the new water treatment plant is to serve up to one million users in 11 cantones of the Central Valley: San José, Desamparados, Goicoechea, Alajuelita, Escazú, Vázquez de … continue reading