Saturday 4 July, 2020

Northern T&T still without water as water plants out of operation

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers throughout parts of North Trinidad and Tobago, that several of its Water Treatment Plants (WTP) remain out of operation due to issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures caused by heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours.

The plants affected include:

Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Acono, Caura in North Trinidad and Kings Bay in Tobago.

Areas affected include:

Toco, Rampanalgas, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, Tunapuna, Tacarigua, Maracas St. Joseph in North Trinidad and Speyside to Delaford in Tobago.

WASA said the impacted facilities will return to service based on the normalisation of conditions at each location.

In light of this, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently as it may take up to 24 hours after restarting operations for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.

The Authority is also assuring customers that the water currently being supplied complies with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is safe for use.

A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes and healthcare institutions.

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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