Increase in water tariffs proposed to reduce consumption

first_imgNo related posts. Do you think higher water rates would force people to save water?  Yes. Money is always a good motivation.  No. People will continue to consume just as much water.  No response. Increase in water rates The Regulatory Authority for Public Services proposed a temporary increase in water tariffs as way to conserve water during the dry season, which in Costa Rica runs from December through May.The temporary rate would be applied gradually, starting from a monthly consumption of 15 cubic meters.Records from the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) show a reduction of 10-25 percent in the volume of rainfall in 2012, and IMN forecasts similar figures for this year.The Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) last week began a regulated supply of water in some cantons of the Central Valley, and it does not rule out the possibility of extending the rationing until June.A study released by AyA in 2012 showed that Ticos consume 8 percent more water than the global average.The proposal is still under study and will be submitted to a public consultation in coming days.Tico Times Poll: Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The appointment and promotion of Mr Brett Butcher

first_imgThe appointment and promotion of Mr Brett Butcher to Chief Executive Officer will propel luxury hotel operator, Langham Hotels International (LHI), to the next stage of its already impressive growth cycle. Dr K. S. Lo, Chairman of Langham Hotels International said: “Brett Butcher has been with LHI for seven years helping to steer the Langham brands to their current level of recognition and success. He has blended innovative marketing with world-class brand management and operational excellence through total quality management. In his new role as CEO, Brett’s responsibilities will be broadened to include driving the company’s overall direction and strategies engaged on quality and sustainable growth.”Butcher will lead LHI in focusing on an ever-expanding pipeline of quality hotel properties that already circles the globe. This planned growth will deliver Langham Hotels more than 30 operating Hotels within the next five years. Mr Butcher will continue the company’s focus on Total Quality Management leading to accredited status in all properties while building a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.“My goal is ensure The Langham’s 140 year history of enchantment and romance develops and continues to position our hotel portfolio as global icons of hospitality. We have a duty of guardianship with these incredible hotels and my role is inspiring our talented colleagues to evolve and strengthen our service by knowing our guests. By focusing our strategy on Total Quality Management and marketing excellence, we have an incredible opportunity to reinforce our brands as luxury household names,” Butcher read more