The Municipality of San José wants the floods in Chinatown to be a thing of the past. So far, the municipality has invested ¢ 70 million to improve sewerage and rainwater harvesting devices.
Repair works stopped to make room for the art exhibition of Prado Museum, held on the boulevard. But they will continue in late November.
Next year we will build a fairly large storm sewer: it’s almost 800 meters of pipe with a diameter of at least meter and a half. With this we will be able to completely eliminate flooding in Chinatown,”
said Marco Vinicio Corrales, from the Management of Provision of Municipal Services.
The sewerage will begin in Calle 7 and end in María Aguilar River. The work will cost the municipality some additional ¢ 150 million, reaching a total of ¢ 220 million.
The head of Provision of Municipal Services is emphatic that the works will solve infrastructure problems, but the residents must also do their part.
Regardless of the diameter of the pipe, if there is no awareness and respect we will have flooding problems and clogged sewers. There is no sewerage system in the world that can fight against people who throw garbage on the street,”