According to the National Union of Caja Workers, health clinics, schools, and businesses are also suffering from severe and “indiscriminate” water rationing, in additional to private households, adding that the problem has been going on for months.
“We believe that of all of San José, we are the most discriminated against – we are subjected to severe rationing while other privileged areas do not lack water,” a Hatillo resident said. “…It is inhumane.”
Hatillo residents have also complained in recent weeks that their tap water is brown and has a foul odor.
Those involved said that despite constant questioning, authorities refuse to give them any explanation.
In response, residents plan a Thursday protest demanding that the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) and the Ministry of Health provide answers.
The protest will begin at 5:30am where the Circunvalación passes Hatillo 6. Commuters might consider an alternative route.