Sunday many residents will face restrictions on water

Some residents of San José and those living in communities to the east will face a water cutoff Sunday

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and the Instituto Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados jointly announced that work at the Planta Hidroeléctrica Río Macho will cause rolling cutoffs.

The eastern barrios of San José will be without water from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, the agencies said. So will much of Curridabat, and a portion of Montes de Oca.

Also from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. the following will be cut off in La Unión: Omega y Sofía, Montufar, Florencio del Castillo, Don Efraín, Villas de Ayarco, La Itaba, La Mariana, Paso Real, San Marino and La Araucaria.

Most of Desamparados will be cut off from noon until 5 p.m, as will Santiago del Monte, La Jeny and La Eulalia in La Unión, said the agencies.

These areas will be cut off from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., according to the announcement:

Curridabat: Granadilla Norte, Altamonte, Bosques de Altamonte, Montañas Rusas, Lomas de Granadilla, Granadilla Sur, Bosques de Catalán and Altos de Granadilla;

Montes de Oca: San Rafael, La Begonia, Salitrillos, La Europa, La Alameda, Alfred Nobel, Condominio Punta del Este, La Maravilla, La Españolita. San Rafael, La Begonia, Salitrillos, La Europa, La Alameda, Alfred Nobel, Condominio Punta del Este, La Maravilla and La Españolita;

Goicoechea: Urbinación Bruncas, Tepeyac, El Carmen, Las Hortensias, Yaranaba, Jardines de La Paz, Tejares, Calle La Cruz, Purral, Kurú, Las Heliconias, Los Castores, La Esmeralda, Mozotal, Ipís, Korobó, Río Alto, Las Violetas, La Facio, Zetillal and Nazareno;

Moravia: San Blas, Jardines, Los Girasoles, Calle Barro de Olla, Alta Moravia, Saint Clare, Llama del Bosque, La Isla Alta, Las Rosas and La Trinidad;

Vasquez de Coronado: Centro, San Antonio, Patalillo, Dulce Nombre, Los Angeles, Villa Margarita, Cataluña y La Fabiola, El Carmen, El Rodeo, La Y Griega, Villaflores, La Esmeralda, La Calabria and San Francisco;

La Unión: La Flor y Llanos de Concepción, Calle La Cabuya, Condominio Hacienda Imperial, La Floresta, Barlovento, Colinas de Montealegre, Monserrat VI Etapa, Monterán and Gregal.

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad said workmen also would be making changes to the pipes that feed some turbines, The plant is undergoing a $122 million remodeling which is expected to be completed in 2015.

Five new generators are being installed.

The water company did not announce cutoff times for Cartago Centro and the canton of Paraíso., which are served by the municipal water sytem.

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