Friday 17 September 2021

Health Officials to Investigate Pungent Wastewater at Samara, Guanacaste

Paying the bills


500 Intel drones illuminated the night of celebration of the Bicentennial of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - During the celebration of the Bicentennial of...

Covid-19 contagion rate drops, but hospitals still under pressure

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 once again...

More than 1.1 million vaccines against covid-19 have been received so far in September

QCOSTARICA - With the arrival of 157,950 doses of...

Chile reopens borders to visitors ahead of summer tourism season

Q24N - SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile announced plans to...

Chile among the 5 countries that are opening up and living with Covid

Q REPORTS - London (CNN) - More than 18...

Why buy a flat in Dubai

Investing and getting a good income is one of...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 17: Plates ending in “9 & 0” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Friday, September 17, vehicles with...
Paying the bills


Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, The Health Ministry launched an investigation this week into the source of a foul-smelling and dirty liquid draining onto Sárama’s beach, less than eight meters from the ocean.

Zinnia Cordero, director of the Nicoya Regional Health Department, confirmed the investigation and said her office would send inspectors to the area next week.

The wastewater is draining through a municipal culvert system built 10 years ago to direct rainwater to the beach in order to prevent flooding in the center of town.

- Advertisement -

But it doesn’t appear that it’s rainwater that’s currently emerging from the piping. In a document sent to the Health Ministry on Jan. 17 (see document below), municipal engineer Josué Ruiz said rainwater should not be draining from the piping during the summertime, and he suspects the cause may be sewage from a local business.

An official complaint was filed with the Health Ministry by Sámara district trustee Karla Jirón, who said the problem started about two months ago.

“The terrible thing is that at high tide, the distance from the wastewater to the ocean is almost two meters. Excuse the language, but it smells like shit,” she said.

The location of the drainage is directly in front of Locanda Restaurant. The Voice of Guanacaste spoke with restaurant owner Domenico Faleci, who said the foul-smelling discharge is not from his business.

According to Faleci, several neighboring homes and businesses have improperly connected to the piping system. He said last year he spent $3,000 on a new drainage system.

For now, Cordero will await the results of the upcoming Health Ministry inspections to determine possible sanctions for neighbors or businesses improperly using the drainage system.

- Advertisement -

Article originally appeared on and is republished here with permission.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Guanacaste Airport sees a “good high season” on the horizon

QCOSTARICA - The sustained growth in the arrival of tourists to...

Guanacaste airport adds third month with passenger traffic similar to the prepandemic

QCOSTARICA - Total passenger traffic through the Guanacaste Airport, in Liberia,...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.