Alegría Village will include smooth-surface internal roads to the driveway of each lot, as well as water, electric and fiber optic internet connections to every lot. All wires and pipes will be underground. Septic will not be included, and we recommend individual septic systems.
There is an abundance of water in this region and a well-charged water table. We have preliminary reports from our expert water consultants, Perforaciones Pura Vida, identifying the ideal locations to drill our wells at Alegría. We are planning two different wells on the property to supply water to the community, and just received our permit to begin drilling the first well. In December, we applied for a permit to complete a thorough Groundwater Exploration perforation test, which will give us concrete answers on groundwater supply. We have an update from Pura Vida that they will be able to begin this study in the next 2 weeks, after which they will need 1-2 weeks for the exploration and 1 week to prepare the report. So we should have an in-depth study to share toward the end of June.
Alegría has two springs on the property, with two more just above the land, creating three creeks that run through the neighborhood (one of which runs all-year-long!).
As of now, Alegría Village will be on-grid, getting our power from Costa Rica’s electrical supply. We are proud to live in a country that has prioritized renewable energy, with 98.5% of electricity generated from renewable sources.
Costa Rica’s energy comes from the five clean energy sources:
Bunker and diesel represented only 1.47%.
If residents would prefer to remain off-grid and install solar panels on their property, we will offer a discount on monthly HOA fees.
Trash / Recycling / Compost
We will have central waste disposal / recycling / community compost that will be removed from the community regularly. There will be receptacles for collection throughout the community.
Home owners will be responsible for installing their own individual septic system. We recommend a system called Bionest.
High-speed fiber optic internet will be installed in the community and available for connection.
What if I want to install my own solar panels or water-catchment to reduce my use of community supply?
That would be wonderful! We will provide incentivizes to residents who choose to install solar and water-catchment.