Friday 3 April, 2020

Central, South to be affected by Pt Lisas Desal Plant shut down

WASA Acting CEO, Alan Poon King and Desalcott General Manager, John Thompson, at news conference to announce planned shutdown of the Pt. Lisas Desal Plant (WASA)

WASA Acting CEO, Alan Poon King and Desalcott General Manager, John Thompson, at news conference to announce planned shutdown of the Pt. Lisas Desal Plant (WASA)

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and Desalcott announced today that the Pt Lisas Desalination Plant will be shut down for two weeks starting on Monday.

Desalcott provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA and this water is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.

The planned shutdown from 30 September to 16 October, will impact the overall pipe borne water supply to areas mostly in Central and South Trinidad.

In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on its operations, WASA said it will be implementing the following measures during the period of shutdown:

- Increased production and re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants;

- Implementation of temporary supply schedules;

- Ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;

- Increased water trucking capacity;

- Special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations.

Some of the areas to be impacted by the shutdown include:

Caroni, St. Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Couva, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, San Fernando, Cocoyea, Union Hall, La Romaine, Woodland, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, South Oropouche, Fyzabad, Avocat, Siparia, Penal, San Francique, Rousillac, Aripero, La Brea.

Customers have been advised to maintain or establish a system of storage over the period of the shutdown and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption.

WASA said this can be done by eliminating wasteful practices, as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.

Customers are further advised that the temporary supply schedules will be available on the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago and Twitter: @wasatnt from Friday 27 September, 2019.

For further information, assistance or to request a truck borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.   

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