Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Heavy rainfall forces shutdown of water treatment plants

Overnight heavy rains have impacted operations at some of water treatment facilities, which has led to the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in North Trinidad.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advised that the shutdowns were due to a number of issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities include Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo and Lluengo & Naranjo WTPs.

 Some of the areas affected include:

 Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima and Maracas, St. Joseph.

WASA has advised that the affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalise at the various locations.

Customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply on the WTPs return to service.

WASA has assured, however, that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system complies with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation and is safe for use.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

 

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