Posted by Julie and Rusty on January 16, 2007, 9:54 am, in reply to "Re: Making Sense of the Local News"
Yes indeed Tamarindo is a BIG sucker of water. For any of you that watched as the sewer lines were being put in you might of noticed the 12 inch diameter pipe running though the town. Yes that is a 12 inch water line that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week to Tamarindo. If you go out on a boat and go past Tamarindo's golf course you're sure to see the huge water cannons that are constantly watering the "greens". The mention that they are using their "Greywater" is ridiculous. If that is their "greywater" how much could they possibly be using to start with. |
It is our understanding that Tamarindo was not sold the golf course. Yellowstone, the new owners of the Tamarindo resort, is actually going to put in their own course. That might be rumor, but a frightening one.
As a history lesson, our Ejido gave Tamarindo water rights many years ago with the promise that they(Tamarindo) would do many thing for this community. With change of ownership it would be prudent for someone to find out what obligations to La Manzanilla went with the sale. MY guess is that none did.
Until we get an authority, be it La Huerta, the Delegado, or the Edijo, that is willing to put the brakes and/or some planning into the development happening in this bay I'm afraid we are all in for a big shock. And I'm afraid there is too much money and greed sucking the life out of this once "quiet little fishing village" for that to happen any time soon.
And by the way, I have a big garden that is watered by greywater and a drip system. Since I still have native trees and have planted many more my water usage is a fraction of what it was. Our home was planned so that rain water stayes on "our" property. Rain water is never seem running down the roads eroding our neighbors.
It's all called planning and respect for your neighbors.
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