20 March 2020 – President signs order to guarantee water supply to citizens

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The President and the Minister of Health

Overview: The President urged drinking water operators to stop service suspensions due to non-payment by users, as a measure to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. He also requested that the service be restored in cases where it was canceled due to late payment.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/emitida-directriz-para-detener-cortes-de-agua-por-morosidad-y-restablecer-servicios-suspendidos-por-impago/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Regulatory authority of public services (ARESEP) sent a letter to the President of Costa Rica stating the importance of stoping water suspensions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.