Sunday 8 December, 2019

WASA: 11 water treatment plants still down after Tropical Storm Karen

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that some of the facilities impacted by Tropical Storm Karen have returned to service. 

However, WASA says other plants are still being affected by various issues such as turbid river conditions, siltation and power failures.

 The water treatment facilities still out of operation in Trinidad include Tompire, Matura and Aripo while those in Tobago are Hillsborough West, Highlands Road, Kings Bay, Belmont, Diamond, Adelphi, Louis D’or and Bloody Bay Wells.

Some of the areas affected include: 

Trinidad

Toco, 

Salybia, 

Matura, 

Valencia, 

parts of Arima,

 Malabar and Santa Rosa

Tobago

Roxborough to Charlotteville, 

Bacolet to Hope, 

Pumpmill, 

Darrel Spring, 

Government House Road, 

Calder Hall and environs and parts of Mason Hall, Moriah and Castara.

Those facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalise or electrical power is restored at the various locations. 

In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently as it may take up to 24 hours after restart of the facilities for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.

The Authority wishes to assure customers that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system complies with the guidelines for drinking water quality of the World Health Organisation 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.

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