Thursday 16 September 2021

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Paying the bills


Costa Rica celebrated its 200th!

QCOSTARICA  - The 200 years of the Independence of...

Legislator Melvin Núñez, who rejected the vaccine, hospitalized

QCOSTARICA - Restauración Nacional party legislator, Melvin Núñez, who...

Electronic payment in tolls on Ruta 1 will not be automatic

QCOSTARICA - Electronic payment in toll stations located in...

Half of tax collected in marchamos and fuels would not reach roads

QCOSTARICA - It is reasonable to believe the major...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 16: Plates ending in “7 & 8” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Thursday, September 16, vehicles with...

Legislator proposes the creation of an updated registry of pedophiles

QCOSTARICA - With the intention of protecting minors, a...
Paying the bills


Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide.

The aim of the evaluation is to obtain images of the aquifers to obtain information on the characteristics of the surface, infrastructure, rocks and vegetation.

- Advertisement - reports that “… ‘The authorities stated that this new technology will save time and money for the country because it will improve the success rate of drilling instead of continuing based on obsolete data or drilling by trial and error. ‘It is difficult to manage resources, if you do not have knowledge [of them] … We need to know what we have in order to manage it well,” said the Minister of Environment and Energy, Edgar Gutiérrez.”

“… For his part, José Miguel Zeledón, Water Director at the MINAE, said that the project will consist of four stages. In the first, the WATEX tool will be used; in the second, a hydrogeological evaluation will be carried out. The third stage will consist in the optimization of the use of the resource in a sustainable way and finally, in the fourth stage, a transfer of technologies will be done.”

The project will have a total cost of US$1,458,243, that is, ¢839 million colones.

Costa Rica is divided into three major drainage basins encompassing 34 watersheds with numerous rivers and tributaries, one major lake used for hydroelectric generation, and two major aquifers that serve to store 90% of the municipal, industrial, and agricultural water supply needs of Costa Rica.

Agriculture is the largest water user demanding around 53% of total supplies while the sector contributes 6.5% to the Costa Rica GDP. About a fifth of land under cultivation is being irrigated by surface water. Hydroelectric power generation makes up a significant portion of electricity usage in Costa Rica and much of this comes from the Arenal dam.

- 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

Legislator proposes the creation of an updated registry of pedophiles

QCOSTARICA - With the intention of protecting minors, a bill proposed...

Canada donates 319,000 vaccines to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Canada confirmed the donation of 319,000...

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.