Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Heavy rainfall leaves parts of North Trinidad without water

Overnight heavy rainfall has impacted operations at a number of Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North East Trinidad.  

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on Tuesday advised that the interruption in operations is due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures. 

The affected facilities are: Tompire, Quare, Aripo, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Areas affected include: Toco, Valencia, parts of Arima, Maracas - St. Joseph, among others.

These 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.

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. 

 

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