Sunday 18 November, 2018

Emergency shutdown at Point Lisas Desalination Plant

Residents in parts of Central and South Trinidad may be experiencing water shortages due to the emergency shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

In a statement issued Wednesday morning, the Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) said this is due to an unplanned shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant from 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

This is due to problems that developed with the control systems at the Plant.

The companys said the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT (which owns and operates the Plant) is currently engaged in assessing the extent of the problem in order to carry out the necessary repairs.

Areas affected 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

The Authority will update customers further on the duration of this disruption in service as more information becomes available.

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26. A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and educational institutions.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.