I want to thank the current ASADA water board for doing tremendous work in the last four years to build and stabilize the water system in the American Project.
Without their dedication to long term planning and responsible improvements and especially the management of current water supplies, the quality of life in the Nosara area would have plummeted.
The current ASADA Board understands that decisions have to be made that serve the entire community. These decisions arrive as both short and long term in nature.
Many think the current ASADA Board is "anti-development". So many in Nosara do not even know, or understand, that the current water board has made plans to supply our community with enough water for decades to come. Our ASADA Board scientifically found the water resources and was within one month, in December 2009, of drilling a new super high capacity well that would provide enough water for the entire community for decades, including hundreds of new water meters. Instead, the ASADA is now facing bankruptcy because individuals refuse to pay their fair share of water costs.
Because AYA has created a new national base water rate for ASADAs that is only 2,000 colons per month, these people think that is all they need to pay. But our ASADA needs to collect its normal rates to operate and improve our water system. Anyone with common sense knows that a strong and safe water supply cannot be delivered in Nosara for 2,000 colons per month.
If everyone simply continues to pay their normal water bill, no crisis or interruption of our water service need occur.
Now, when our ASADA needs all of us the most, many people are taking advantage of the community by only paying 2,000 colons per month for basic water service. This will bankrupt our ASADA almost immediately.
We must collect sufficient water revenue to continue good water service now and in the future.
I urge everyone that owns a water meter to simply pay their normal water bill while the ASADA petitions AYA to renew our existing rates to collect the money needed to operate our ASADA in the interests of the community.