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Families Inside Refuge in Peladas Can Get Hooked Up to Water Service

By Arianna McKinney
phOTOS by GIORDANO CIAMPINI

On Tuesday, November 13th, neighbors that live within the refuge area of Playa Peladas started digging trenches to install water pipes, with help from AyA and the Nosara Development Association. 

For the 36 households who have been living without potable water, this is a cause for great happiness after many years of struggling to get potable water, according to Antonio Castro Korea, one of the neighbors who volunteered his time to help install the water pipes. 

Getting water has been complicated since the area was declared a wildlife refuge in 1984, coming under a category that doesn’t allow people to live there legally. However, the neighbors
were able to get approval from the Ministerio del Ambiente, Energia y Telecomunicaciones (Minaet—Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecomunications) and the support of Aquaductos y Alcantrillados(AyA—Aqueducts and Sewers), who donated 650 meters of tubes to incorporate the area into the water system of the ASADA of the “American Project.” The Nosara Development Association provided a backhoe to install the tubes. The neighbors themselves have performed the labor. 
 
   
 

“When they told me that the pipes were coming, I didn’t go to work for two days, waiting for the pipes. People didn’t believe that the pipes were coming,” said Harry Duarte Rojas, president of the neighborhood association. But the tubes arrived in October and were stored at Duarte’s home, awaiting installation.  

Giovanni Garcia, engineer from AyA, explained that now it is up to each family to apply for a water meter with the ASADA. 

That will be another challenge for some of the families, since the ASADA, following AyA guidelines, requires documents such as a registered plan for the property (plan catastro) and a registry study (estudio registral), which some families do not have. They will also have to pay the hookup fee of 93,635 colones ($187). 

In addition, the ASADA has concerns about their capacity for adding 36 new water hookups. Guillermo Hernandez Mendoza, administrator for the ASADA, noted that they always experience a lack of sufficient water supply in the summer. The ASADA is currently conducting a technical study of the capacity of the aqueduct.



 

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Tune into Radio Samara

Samara now has its own internet-based radio station, known as Radio Samara, with two local radio personalities using the on-air names of Raul and Dave (not their real names). The radio station was launched at the beginning of September with 30 days of nonstop music with no repeats and no commercials.

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