Friday 6 December, 2019

No water for Central, South as desal plant to shut down for 4 days

Residents of South and Central Trinidad are being told to brace for disruptions to their water supplies as the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has advised of a planned four-day shutdown of its Desalination Plant at Point Lisas to facilitate maintenance works.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says the planned shutdown will impact the overall pipe borne water supply to these areas.

It's scheduled to take place from October 8 to October 11, with a 36-hour period thereafter for full operations to be restored.

The Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA.

This water supplies the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and augments the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.

WASA will implement the following measures during the period of shutdown:

1. redistribute supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants;

2. implement temporary supply schedules;

3. ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;

4. increase water trucking capacity;

5. place special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations;

6. accelerate response to leak repair.

Customers are advised to store water over the period of the shutdown and manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption.

WASA advised that this can be done by eliminating wasteful practices, as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.

Temporary supply schedules will be available on the Authority’s website:; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago and Twitter: @wasatnt.

For further information, assistance or to request a truck borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.   


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