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AyA official to Hatillo neighbors: “Only Moses could bring them water”

At a time when the Ministry of Health increases preventive measures due to the possible arrival of the coronavirus in the country, the residents of the Hatillos, San Jose, one of the places most affected by water rationing, say they cannot comply with hygiene...

Costa Rica Formalized US$111 million dollar loan for water projects

The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - Costa Rica's water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal...

In Costa Rica, 51 out of every 100 liters of water does not reach the consumer

Some 115,000 people, half of them living in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), are affected by water rationing in the first months of 2019, due to a reduction of at least 15% of water resources during this dry season. However, the dry season is not...

More Water Rationing Expected This Month and Next

Tired of water rationining? This month (April) and next (May) will be worse says the Aya.

AyA Humor

Browsing the world wide web, the Internet, I came across this photo that is indicative of the government in action. It seems it takes 10 to work on an AyA repair job. As the Prensa Libre that first published the photo in 2016, says "It is...

Sewer System for US$27 Million

The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) tenders the construction of sanitary sewers, south diversion collectors to Tiribí. "The tender shall be conducted in accordance with the International Public Tendering procedures established in the Policies for Procurement of Goods and Works financed by the...

AyA intensifies water rationing in San Jose metropolitan area

In Moravia, Desamparados, Alajuelita and Hatillos alone almost 60,000 residents are struggling to meet needs in their homes and businesses due to water rationing this week. Thousands more are affected in other communities as the national water authority, the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados...

AyA Using New Material And Design To Reduce Theft of Manhole Covers

Battling a little known, but the very seen and costly theft of manhole covers that cost the AyA some ¢20 million colones a year, the state water and sewer company is now using new materials and designs to prevent theft. The AyA reports between 15...

The Water Crisis: A New Water Law for Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Legislature last Thursday (Nov. 2) approved, in first debate, a new law on the management of water resources, after a 2014 law was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court or Sala IV, following its approval that same year. One of the main differences...

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

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...

What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time in San Jose will have visited La Sabana metropolitan park and the Sabana lake (Lago La Sabana in Spanish), the once beautiful lake that is no...

Autonomous Agencies Increase Their 2017 ‘Propaganda’ Spending

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Eleven autonomous government agencies (state agencies) including RECOPE (see hike in gasoline prices) and Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), aja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI), Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS), Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), and...

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

QCOSTARICA - If you live in Santa Ana, Escazú, Alajuelita or Desamparados and there is not water coming out of your faucet, The Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the water and sewer utility - is carrying out its annual maintenance work at the Puente...

AyA Says It Cannot Touch Employee Salaries Or Reduce Payroll

(qCOSTARICA) Unlike the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the state water and sewer utility - the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA)  - had a different reaction to the publication of "gross" salaries by legislator Otto Guevara. AyA general manager, Jose Alberto Moya, says he does not...

Residents of Puriscal Live With Only 4 Hours of Water Daily

(QCOSTARICA) -- Puriscaleños (residents of Puriscal) have to juggle their lives to live on only four hours of potable water  a day. Yamileth Astorga, head of the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - water and sewer utility - said rationing in the area (from Puriscal to...

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