Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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: 

Carapichaima

Caroni 

Chaguanas

Charlieville 

Claxton Bay 

Cocoyea

Cunupia     

Fyzabad

Gasparillo  

Gulf View 

La Romaine  

Marabella

Palmiste

Phillipine 

Rambert Village

San Francique  

St. Helena

Union Hall

Vistabella

Woodland 

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:

Agostini Village

Barrackpore

Biche

Brickfield

Bristol Village

Brothers Road

Charuma

Hard Bargain

Hindustan

Indian Walk

Mafeking Village

New Grant

Poole

Princes Town

Rio Claro

San Pedro

St. Julien

St. Marys’

Tabaquite

Tableland

Union Village

Williamsville

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.

 

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