Tuesday 27 October, 2020

WASA publishes new schedule as dry season affects water availability

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers and the public that it has published revised Water Supply Schedules for areas throughout Trinidad and Tobago, on its website: www.wasa.gov.tt; Facebook and Twitter pages.

WASA says the publication of the revised schedules is in keeping with the Authority’s Water Supply Management Plan for the 2019 Dry Season, aimed at prudently managing the country’s available water resources.

The Authority is also reminding customers and the general public of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service forecast for a harsh 2019 Dry Season.

It says conditions being experienced have been adversely affecting water availability at several of the Authority's water treatment facilities throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

WASA says this includes the Authority’s four main impounding reservoirs at Arena, Navet, Hollis and Hillsborough in Tobago, which are all presently below the Long Term Averages (LTA) for this time of year.

The Authority provided the following table outlining the current (Friday 1st March) capacity at each reservoir compared to the respective LTA:

                      Current % Capacity     LTA % Capacity

HOLLIS              63.34%                      78.86%
CARONI            78.13%                       87.45%
NAVET              61.36%                       83.99%
H/BOROUGH   78.31%                       83.56%

WASA says to mitigate against the impact of reduced water availability and production at these and other surface water treatment plants, it has begun redistributing water to provide a more equitable supply with particular focus on customers at the extremities of its distribution network.

The Authority is encouraging customers to conserve and use their available water supply wisely, particularly throughout this harsh Dry Season.


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