Thursday 20 September, 2018

WASA: Pt Lisas Desal Plant to shut down for maintenance

Citizens are advised that the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) will be shutting down for maintenance from Monday, January 15 to Saturday, January 20, 2018.

In a statement, the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA) said the company advised that the planned shutdown will affect WASA's overall supply to areas in south and central Trinidad. 

The Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant, provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA. This water is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in central and south Trinidad.

In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on our operations, the Authority will implement the following on the shutdown dates:

- re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants;

- implementation of temporary supply schedules;

- ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;

- increase water trucking capacity;

- special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations;

- accelerate response to leak repair.

Customers are advised to maintain/establish a system of storage, over the period of the shutdown, and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption.

WASA says this can be done by eliminating 'wasteful practices' as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.

Customers are further advised that the temporary supply schedules will be published in the press, as well as being available on the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago; and Twitter: @wasatnt.

For further information, assistance or to request a truck-borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/26.