"Based on the findings thus far and the data collected to this point I am of the opinion that significant water exists in the current wells and much more significant resource exists," wrote DAVID VLETAS
, the study's author, in its introduction.
But according to Vletas
, the issue is money.
"The water resource is not quantifiable at this point without dimensions for the area, porosity and aquifer height parameters; any number given would be a wild guess" the geologist says in the study.
"This is why we need to drill more wells, lay more pipes and build more tanks.
We're underfunded", Vletas
mentioned during an interview with VON.
said a third phase of research, proposed but not funded, would quantify the volume of water in the aquifers, as well as the capacity of the aquifers to be recharged during the rainy season.
"More work is required to fully define the reservoirs and their characteristics," the report states.
This would be very useful for long term planning for development, he
said, but is not necessary to locate water to supply local needs for the next few years.
Vletas, President of Eagle Production, Inc., of Texas, has 25 years experience as a petroleum geologist and has been visiting Nosara for years.
hopes that the AyA, the national water authority, will fund similar research in other regions of the Guanacaste Province to help assure the sustainability of development.