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Thursday 13 August, 2020

WASA: Do not waste water, despite rainfall

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers and members of the public that strict water conservation should continue despite recent rainfall throughout parts of Trinidad and Tobago. This includes only using water as required. 

This, as WASA issued a statement on Monday, noting its four main impounding reservoirs remain low for this time of year. The levels of storage and respective Long Term Averages (LTAs) at the reservoirs as at today – Monday 5th August 2019 are as follows:

- Arena: 38.97%, LTA - 60.91%

- Navet: 27.65%, LTA - 57.93%

- Hollis: 18.91%, LTA - 60.81%

- Hillsborough: 30.58%, LTA - 56.68%

According to the release, the months of June and July 2019 have seen deficits of 173.1 mm and 70.9 mm of rainfall at the Hollis and Navet Reservoirs respectively when compared to the LTAs at these locations. As a result, production levels at the Hollis and Navet Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) are being maintained at approximately half of their capacity.

In light of this, customers in parts of Arima (served by the Hollis WTP), as well as parts of Piparo, Princes Town, New Grant, Tableland and Mayaro (served by the Navet WTP)  are warned that they will continue to experience a reduced regularity of pipeborne water supply. 

The Authority, however, says it remains committed to working with local government and other representatives towards providing a supplemental truck borne water supply to the affected areas.

The water use restrictions imposed in January, as well as temporary water supply schedules, remain in place until further notice.



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