Wastewater plant will reduce amount of San José raw sewage dumped into rivers

The current state of a new sewage treatment plant that will reduce the amount of sewage dumped into rivers in San Jose.  The plant is located in Los Tajos.

The current state of a new sewage treatment plant that will reduce the amount of sewage dumped into rivers in San Jose. The plant is located in Los Tajos.

November 4th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A new sewage treatment plant currently under construction will reduce the amount of raw sewage that is currently dumped directly into several rivers in the capital city of San José.

 

The plant, which is being constructed by the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), will process sewage from residents of Tibás, Moravia, Goicoechea, Coronado, Montes de Oca, Desamparados, Escazú, Alajuelita, and the canton of San José.  In total, the plant will process sewage from slightly more than one million residents.

 

Currently, most of this sewage is dumped directly into several rivers, such as the Tiribi, María Aguilar Rivera, Torres, and Virilla rivers.

 

The total cost of the project – which includes upgrading and replacing metro-area sewers – is reported at $344 million USD.  The plant itself will cost $45 million.

 

The plant is expected to be ready for operation in May, 2015.

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    • disgusted

      This is long over due . I hope that this is being done correctly and we do not find out it was not designed and function. Of course the is money being siphoned off this project. Now they need another one to handle the other million here in the valley.

    • SaseboSam

      they need 3 or 4 more…maybe that’s what their President is doing over in Europe…looking for more hand outs…I’d never dream of eating any fish from any river in Costa Rica