Wednesday 24 October, 2018

NOTICE: Water shortages in Central, South-west Trinidad

Customers in parts of Central and South-west Trinidad are advised of a shortage in their water supply due to repairs being done at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant from Saturday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 24. 

A statement issued on Sunday by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said that there are ongoing emergency repairs to a broken 48-inch pipeline at the Desalcott-owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant. 

As a result, production at the plant has been reduced from 40 to 10 million gallons per day (mgd) while repair works are being carried out. 

Affected areas include:

Avocat

Boodoosingh

Carapichaima

Caroni

Chaguanas

Charlieville

Chase Village

Claxton Bay

Couva

Cunupia

De Gannes Village

Debe 

Duncan Village

Endeavour

Felicity

Fyzabad

Gasparillo

Gulf View

La Romaine

Marabella

Montrose

Palmiste

Penal

Philippine

Pleasantville 

Point Lisas

Rousillac

San Fernando

Siparia

South Oropouche

Union Hall

Vistabella

Woodland

WASA said it has amended its temporary water supply schedules which can be viewed online at www.wasa.gov.tt and its Facebook and Twitter pages.

WASA said it will be re-routing water from the Navet Water Treatment Plant and Point Fortin Desalination Plant in order to minimise the impact of the disruption. 

Customers are further advised to use their water supply efficiently as it may take 12-24 hours for the supply to normalise to affected areas after the plant returns to full operation.

WASA said a limited truck-borne water service will be available however priority will be given to schools, health care institutions and special homes. 

Customers can contact WASA on 800-4420/26 for further information.