Thursday 26 November, 2020

WASA: Central and South to face water supply disruption on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad, served by the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that they may experience a disruption in their pipe borne supply on Friday.

This is expected to occur between the hours of 8 am and midnight.

According to the authority, the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) will carry out emergency works on the electricity supply to the Desalcott owned and operated facility during this time. As such, there will be a reduction in supply from the normal 40 million gallons per day (mgd).

Among the areas to be affected are:

Point Lisas, California, Couva, the City of San Fernando, Duncan Village, Green Acres, Lady Hailes, Embabadere, Union Hall, Pleasantville, Palmiste, Phillipine, Esperance, La Romain, South Oropouche, Otaheite, Rousillac, Aripero, Parts of La Brea, Avocat, Fyzabad, Siparia, San Francique, Woodland, Parts of Penal, Debe, Victoria Village, Corinth, Marabella, Gasparillo and Plaisance Park.

Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently as it may take up to 36 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.

A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions. 

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