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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WATER OUTAGES on the EAST Central Valley - SUNDAY August 10, 2013


Sala IV says power company picked wrong weekend for cutoffs
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados have called off work Sunday at the Río Macho hydro plant because the Sala IV constitutional court told them to do so.

The state power generator and the water company produced an extensive list of communities Wednesday where outages were planned for Sunday.

The Sala IV, however, said that thousands of persons would be in the Cartago area in the aftermath of the annual pilgrimage and for reasons of public health water should not be cut off.
The firm known as ICE and the water company known as AyA said that the work would be done Saturday, Aug. 10, and that water cutoffs would take place then.

The  Municipalidad de Cartago also was announcing cutoffs. That is the community where the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles is located.  Although Aug. 2, this Friday, is the feast day of the Virgin, many people come before and after to complete their pilgrimages.

The announcement suspending the work on the hydro plant did not mention the court ruling. The power company said that it would unblock a tunnel and make changes to pipes that feed some turbines while the water is shut off.

SOURCE:  AMCostaRica.com  -  August 1, 2013

SUNDAY AUGUST 10 MANY residents will face

on the East Side of San Jose, Costa Rica

Some residents of San José and those living in communities to the east will face a water cutoff Sunday

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and the Instituto Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados jointly announced that work at the Planta Hidroeléctrica Río Macho will cause rolling cutoffs.

The eastern barrios of San José will be without water from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, the agencies said. So will much of Curridabat, and a portion of Montes de Oca.

Also from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. the following will be cut off in La Unión: Omega y Sofía, Montufar, Florencio del Castillo, Don Efraín, Villas de Ayarco, La Itaba, La Mariana, Paso Real, San Marino and La Araucaria.

Most of Desamparados will be cut off from noon until 5 p.m, as will Santiago del Monte, La Jeny and La Eulalia in La Unión, said the agencies.

These areas will be cut off from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., according to the announcement:

Curridabat: Granadilla Norte, Altamonte, Bosques de Altamonte, Montañas Rusas, Lomas de Granadilla, Granadilla Sur, Bosques de Catalán and Altos de Granadilla;

Montes de Oca: San Rafael, La Begonia, Salitrillos, La Europa, La Alameda, Alfred Nobel, Condominio Punta del Este, La Maravilla, La Españolita. San Rafael, La Begonia, Salitrillos, La Europa, La Alameda, Alfred Nobel, Condominio Punta del Este, La Maravilla and La Españolita;

Goicoechea: Urbinación Bruncas, Tepeyac, El Carmen, Las Hortensias, Yaranaba, Jardines de La Paz, Tejares, Calle La Cruz, Purral, Kurú, Las Heliconias, Los Castores, La Esmeralda, Mozotal, Ipís, Korobó, Río Alto, Las Violetas, La Facio, Zetillal and Nazareno;

Moravia: San Blas, Jardines, Los Girasoles, Calle Barro de Olla, Alta Moravia, Saint Clare, Llama del Bosque, La Isla Alta, Las Rosas and La Trinidad;

Vasquez de Coronado: Centro, San Antonio, Patalillo, Dulce Nombre, Los Angeles, Villa Margarita, Cataluña y La Fabiola, El Carmen, El Rodeo, La Y Griega, Villaflores, La Esmeralda, La Calabria and San Francisco;

La Unión: La Flor y Llanos de Concepción, Calle La Cabuya, Condominio Hacienda Imperial, La Floresta, Barlovento, Colinas de Montealegre, Monserrat VI Etapa, Monterán and Gregal.

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad said workmen also would be making changes to the pipes that feed some turbines, The plant is undergoing a $122 million remodeling which is expected to be completed in 2015.

5 new generators are being installed.

The water company did not announce cutoff times for Cartago Centro and the canton of Paraíso., which are served by the municipal water system.

SOURCE:  AMCostaRica.com  July 31, 2013

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