Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Heavy rainfall leads to shutdown of Water Treatment Plants

Heavy overnight showers have resulted in the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) said heavy overnight rainfall negatively impacted operations at several of its surface water treatment facilities.

This has resulted in the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failure.

The affected facilities include the Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Areas affected include:

Toco, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima, El Dorado, Tacarigua, parts of Tunapuna, Maracas - St. Joseph, among others.

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalize at the various locations. In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.

The Authority wishes to assure customers 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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