Rain knocks out water supply to parts of North Trinidad
Overnight heavy rains have caused problems for many in North Trinidad as several of the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA) water treatment plants in the area have had to be shut down due to turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.
Water treatment plants affected include: Hollis, Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Acono, Caura.
Affected areas include: Toco, Rampanalgas, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, Tunapuna, Tacarigua and Maracas St. Joseph.
Once the weather permits and conditions normalise at these facilities, they will return to service.
Customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours after restart of operations for the restoration of their regular pipe borne water supply.
The Authority wishes to assure customers that the water currently being supplied complies with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines for drinking water quality and is safe for use.
For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.