Parts of Central, South Trinidad without water again
Residents in parts of Central and South Trinidad may be without water again due to emergency repairs to the desalination plant.
In a statement issued Monday, the Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) said there would be a disruption in pipe borne water supply due to a disruption in the operation of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
The company said the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd), which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South West Trinidad.
“This disruption will therefore significantly impact the Authority’s water distribution capacity to supply its customers,” WASA said.
WASA said DESALCOTT is assessing the extent of the problem as quickly as possible to restore operations.
Areas affected include:
WASA said it will be redistributing supplies from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants.
Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently as it may take 24 to 36 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.
Water shortages in South on Tuesday
Additionally, residents in the following areas may be affected by water shortages as a result of a planned power interruption which will affect operations at the Navet Water Treatment Plant:
The interruption will occur on Tuesday December 4, 2018 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Customers are further advised that it may take 4 to 6 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.
For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.
WASA said a limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.
Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free:
Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/GetALoop
Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop