48,000 Costa Ricans in the southern region benefit from a new water treatment plant installed with CABEI support


• This project, capable of making 13 million liters of water drinkable per day, is part of the Water Supply Program for the San José Metropolitan Area, Urban Aqueducts and Sanitary Sewerage of Puerto Viejo de Limón and is one of more than 50 in different parts of the country.

San José, July 4th, 2023 - Solving the water shortage problem in a highly populated province such as Pérez Zeledón in southern Costa Rica, a plant capable of treating up to 13 million liters of water for the benefit of 48,000 inhabitants was recently installed with the support of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

The works also include a tank that stores 1.4 million liters of water, 10 kilometers of pipeline and a water collection in the Chirripó River, among others that will guarantee the vital liquid for human consumption and enable new availabilities for the economic development of the area.

The project is part of an extensive CABEI-financed US$103.5 million Water Supply Program for the San José Metropolitan Area, Urban Aqueducts and Puerto Viejo Sanitary Sewerage System, with more than 50 major interventions in various parts of the country, and is one of the five programs it is implementing in conjunction with the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewerage (AyA).

These initiatives are in line with CABEI's Human Development strategic axis, which seeks to generate effective social capacities for real social inclusion that will ultimately translate into improved well-being and quality of life for the region's inhabitants.