Sunday 15 September, 2019

Update: Delays affecting WASA repairs in South Trinidad

Update February 8, 2019, 9:33 am:

Residents in parts of South Trinidad have been advised that repairs to a ruptured pipe along Mango Road, Tabaquite.

In an updated statement, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said there was an 'unforeseen delay' in the completion of repairs to the ruptured 36” diameter transmission main at Mango Road, Tabaquite.

This will affect customers being served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant.

WASA said its repair crews have been working around the clock and repair work is projected to be completed by 2:00 pm Friday February 7, 2019.

Areas affected remain as follows:

Rio Claro, Tabaquite, Biche, Mayaro,  Poole Village,  Tableland, New Grant, St. Julien, Princes Town, Williamsville Moruga Road between Naparima Mayaro Road Junction and Cachipe, Barrackpore, , Ste Madeleine, St Charles, Cipero Road, Torrib Tabaquite Road, Guaracara and Golconda.

The Authority advises that it may take up to 24 hours to normalize the scheduled pipe borne water supply to some affected areas after the Plant resumes full operations.

For further information or assistance, customers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.

The Authority apologises for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

 

Original story:

Residents in parts of South Trinidad may continue to experience water shortages as technicians carried out repairs to a ruptured main along Mango Road, Tabaquite. 

In a statement issued Thursday at 1:00 pm, WASA advised that customers served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant may experience interruptions to their pipe-borne water supply from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

WASA said this was done in order to carry out emergency repairs to a ruptured 36” diameter transmission main at Mango Road, Tabaquite.

WASA said this is a separate rupture site along Mango Road, as another issue was initially reported on February 4, 2019.

It should be noted that though in the same general area, this is at a separate location in relation to the leak repaired on Monday 4th February, 2019.

Areas affected include:

Rio Claro, Tabaquite, Biche, Mayaro,  Poole Village,  Tableland, New Grant, St. Julien, Princes Town, Williamsville Moruga Road between Naparima Mayaro Road Junction and Cachipe, Barrackpore, Ste Madeleine, St Charles, Cipero Road, Torrib Tabaquite Road, Guaracara and Golconda.

The Authority said it may take up to 12 hours to normalize the scheduled pipe borne water supply to some affected areas after the Plant resumes full operations.

For further information or assistance, customers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/4426.

The Authority apologised for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their patience and understanding. 

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