Drought prompts water run to a gulf of Nicoya island

The Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas made humanitarian runs Thursday to deliver drinking water to the 60 families that live on the Isla Caballo in the Gulf of Nicoya.

The residents depend on dug wells that are going dry because of the prolonged drought.

The coast guard crews in three boats delivered the 1,000 bottles to the island some 40 minutes from Puntarenas Centro. The bottles contained 2,700  liters.

The Catholic Church, Puntarenas merchants, the Rotary Club, the Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura and the region’s state hospitals donated the water.bottles081415

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