Sunday 23 September, 2018

Broken main leaves PoS, environs without water

Emergency repairs are underway to restore water supplies to Port-of-Spain and surrounding areas after excavation works ruptured a transmission main along Serpentine Road in St Clair. 

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advised that overnight works by a third party contractor ruptured the 21 inch main, leaving customers in Port of Spain and environs, served by the El Socorro Booster Station with low water pressure, and in some cases no water.

The Booster Station was shutdown in order to carry out the repairs. 

Repairs are expected to be completed by 4 pm.

Affected areas include:

  • Port-of-Spain
  • Morvant
  • Westmoorings
  • Cocorite
  • St. James
  • Woodbrook
  • Cascade
  • Belmont
  • Laventille
  • Gonzales
  • East Dry River

A limited truck-borne water supply is available upon request with particular focus on medical institutions, schools and homes for the aged.

Upon restart of the Booster Station, it may take between 12 to 18 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to normalise to some affected areas.

For further information or assistance, customers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.


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