Friday 23 August, 2019

Temporary water schedules still in effect after desal plant shutdown

While production from the Point Lisas Desalination Plant is expected to be increased in the coming days, temporary water supply schedules remain in effect.

In an advisory on Tuesday, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) provided an update to residents of Central and South Trinidad who are still experiencing issues with their water supply following a disruption in their service last Tuesday.  

The Desalination Plant was restarted midday on Saturday and is still in the process of ramping up production. It is currently delivering approximately 25 million gallons daily (mgd) to WASA.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott), which owns the Point Lisas Desalination Plant said delivery to WASA is expected to increase in the next three to four days, until the contracted flow of 40 mgd is achieved.

In the meantime, WASA said it will maintain the mitigating measures introduced from the onset of the disruption of delivery last week, which includes re-distributing water supplies from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants in order to supplement the flows from the Desalination Plant.

Temporary water supply schedules to affected areas for the duration of this week can be accessed via the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt or Facebook page: WASA Trinidad and Tobago.

Customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26 for further information or assistance.

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 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: