Tamarindo will get trucked water to supplement local sources

The water supply in Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste is not sufficient, and the state water company will be sending two tankers there a day as a short-term solution.

In the meantime, experts from the company, the Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, will be testing existing water wells that are not being used to see if they can be brought into  service.

The supplies of imported water result from an agreement
between the institute, politicians in the Canton of Santa Cruz and the Cámara de Comercio y Turismo de Tamarindo.

Tamarindo is a major tourism destination, and the water emergency could have an impact on the business. All of Guanacaste and some parts of the central Pacific coast are experiencing a prolonged drought.

Hernán Imhoff, president of the chamber, called the water shortage a serious threat to the economy and production.

The water trucks will arrive between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the agreement. The water will go into the local distribution system.

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