Repair Of Storm-damaged Aqueducts Will Be Financed With Increases In Water Rates

In Cedral Abajo de Aserrí, where the Acosta aqueduct is located and some two kilometers of pipeline was completely destroyed by tropical strom Nate. Complicating repairs is the serious damage to the access road. Foto: Rafael Pacheco
The repair of the storm-damaged aqueducts will be covered by increases in water rates, announced the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) – the water and sewer utility.
The president of the AyA, Yamileth Astorga, confirmed that increases in rates will finance the repair of at least 37 aqueducts that suffered severe damage from tropical storm Nate.
The utility chief said that it is still difficult to have an estimate of the cost, as they are only at the inspection stage and priority is being given to get bringing drinking

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