Two parallel projects at Coyol Free Zone are responsible for environmentally beneficial results

March 2022. Appropriate management of the water resource at Coyol Free Zone has allowed the treatment plant to process the equivalent of filling 190 Olympic-size swimming pools, or 474,500 cubic meters.

Two parallel projects at Coyol Free Zone are responsible for these environmentally beneficial results; one is the optimization of the Park’s treatment plant, which managed a total of 474,500 cubic meters of wastewater from businesses in 2021.

In addition to this, the water reutilization project in green areas for irrigation purposes, which made it possible to reuse 22,000 cubic meters of wastewater in the first three months of 2022 alone.

“Since its conception, Coyol Free Zone was born with an environmental focus, which is concerned about and monitors compliance with environmental objectives for the soil, water and air. Thus, all of the Park’s water is properly processed and meets the quality parameters established by law,” said Carlos Wong, Managing Director of Coyol Free Zone.

The Park maintains strict control of wastewater quality; tests are conducted daily to measure acidity, chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), suspended solids, and other solids and sedimentables in the water to ensure that they are within the range established by national legislation.

About Coyol Free Zone
Coyol Free Zone is the leading medical device export park in Costa Rica with over $2 billion per year, equivalent to 58% of exports in the manufacturing segment of the country’s Free Zone Regime. It was designated as the Best Free Trade Zone in Latin America, Most Innovative Free Trade Zone of the Year and Business Center for Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing, according to The European magazine. It is ranked #7 in the Top 10 Free Zones in the world by the international investment agency fDi Intelligence, and is part of the Top Free Zones 2020 ranking according to Site Selection Magazine.