Saturday 22 September, 2018

WASA plants in North Trinidad shut down due to heavy rainfall

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has advised customers that heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours has again impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities. 

Several of the Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad were shut down due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities are:

Tompire, Sans Soucci, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Areas affected include:

Toco, Salybia, Valencia, Arima, El Dorado, Tacarigua, Maracas - St. Joseph, among others.

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalise at the various locations. In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.

WASA assured customers that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system complies with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation and is safe for use.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

 

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