8556_620Damage to a pump motor has left many in San Isidro de Heredia, northeast of San José, without regular water supply in their homes in the recent days.

According to the Empresa de Servicios Públicos de Heredia (ESPH) – the local water utility – the problem stems from damage to a motor in the Santa Cruz de San Isidro tank, requiring the removal of some 200 metres of pipe to access the pump.

The Santa Cruz tank supplies 75% of the water supply to San Isidro.

The ESPH says it hopes to re-establish normal water supply in the coming days.