Tuesday 26 May, 2020

WASA: Dry season affects those served by North Oropouche Plant

Customers served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant are currently experiencing an irregular water supply.

The Water and Sewerage Authority WASA) issued a statement on Friday, noting that this is due to significantly reduced production from the facility as a consequence of the harsh dry season conditions.

The Plant normally produces 23 million gallons per day (mgd), however over the last few weeks production has been reduced to 14 mgd.

Customers who live in high buildings or a far distance away from the distribution system are the ones mostly affected including the following areas:

- Manzanilla

- Malabar Phases 1, 3 & 4

- Tumpuna Road/ San Rafael

- Brazil

- La Horquetta

- Carapo/ O’Meara Road

- Maloney

- Five Rivers

- Oropune Gardens

- Golden Grove Road

In keeping with WASA’s Water Supply Management Plan, schedules have been amended.

Meanwhile, trucking services have been expanded to accommodate customers who continue to be negatively impacted.

Those making requests for a truck borne supply are advised that it may take a few days to receive their delivery based on the present demand.

Furthermore, WASA is assuring customers that it continues to manage the water supply to assist with the fight against Covid-19.  

However, residents are encouraged to engage in proper conservation habits and comply with the water use restrictions which continue to be in force.

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