Tuesday 20 August, 2019

WASA: Point Lisas Plant still down, residents urged to manage water

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers who are currently without a pipe-borne water supply in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, that this is due to ongoing problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

WASA issued a statement on Monday evening, noting that partial operation of the facility was achieved on December 4 after the initial disruption on December 3.

Current production at the plant is 25 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to a capacity of 40 mgd.

The owner and operator of the facility, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott), has indicated that the ramping up of production has been delayed.

As a result, WASA says it has continued re-distribution of water supplies from its Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants to supplement the flows from the Desalination Plant. 

Customers in the affected areas are once again encouraged to manage their water use as Desalcott continues its efforts to address the problem at their facility.

For further information or assistance, impacted persons 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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