Filter system causes supply disruption to North, South West T'dad
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant who are experiencing low pressures or no water supply that this is due to operational problems which are currently affecting the filter system at the facility.
WASA says this situation has resulted in reduced production at the plant from the normal 75 million gallons per day (mgd) to approximately 60 mgd.
The Authority says it is presently engaged in carrying out emergency repair works at the plant which was expected to be completed by 6 am on Monday, May 7.
Once completed production is anticipated to increase to 70 mgd.
Affected areas include:
Santa Cruz, Upper Laventille
Upper Barataria, Upper St. Anns
Upper Cascade, Upper St. James
Gonzales, Upper Mendez Drive
South West Peninsula from San Fernando to Point Fortin
San Fernando, Vistabella
Wellington, San Francique
WASA says after initial repair on May 7, it may take 12 to 24 hours for supply to normalize to some affected areas following the resumption of targeted operations at the facility.
Permanent rehabilitation works are expected to be completed over the next two weeks after which full production of 75 mgd will be achieved. During this period, customers are advised that some water supply schedules may be amended as a consequence of reduced production at the plant as a short-term measure.
For further information/assistance or to request a truck-borne delivery, members of the public are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800 4420/26.
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