Friday 17 January, 2020

WASA: Service disruption to North West Trinidad extended again

Updated:

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-West Trinidad served by the Valsayn A Booster Station who continue to experience an interruption in their pipe borne water supply, that the inclement weather over the past 12 hours has caused a further delay in the completion of repairs to the leaking 30 inch diameter transmission main.

The leaking main is located along the Eastern Main Road, St Joseph, near Hutton Road.

Critical pipeline wielding work, which could not be carried out during rainfall, must first be completed in order to progress the repair works.

In view of this situation, the estimated completion time has been extended to 4 am on Thursday 12 December, 2019.

The affected areas include:

- Along the Eastern Main Road from St Joseph to Aranguez Main Road, San Juan including Champs Fleurs, Mt Hope, Mt Lambert and Petit Bourg;

- Lower and Upper Santa Cruz including Homestead Gardens, Pax Vale, Pipiol Road, Sam Boucaud Gardens and environs;

In light of this, an extended but still limited water trucking service is in place to service customers impacted by the ongoing repair works, with priority being given to medical institutions, schools and homes for the aged.

Customers are now further advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne water service to normalise to some areas following the completion of repair works.

Motorists are also advised to proceed with caution when approaching the job-site and obey the directions of the Police Officers on duty.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/4426.

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