Saturday 19 September, 2020

WASA advises of cutback in production at Pt Lisas Desalination Plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, of a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant to 10 million gallons per day, on Thursday.

This will take place from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

WASA said this is in order to carry out emergency repair works at the Plant.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) owned and operated Plant, normally supplies the Authority with 40 million gallons of water daily (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.

Areas affected include: Caroni, St. Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, Vistabella, Gulf View, Union Hall, La Romaine, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, Woodland, Fyzabad, San Francique and Cocoyea.

Customers are further advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the supply to normalise 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 and health care institutions.

The Authority apologised for the inconvenience caused as a result of the situation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

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