WASA: Desalination Plant back up, water returns to Central, South Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad, who have been affected by the recent unplanned shutdown at the Desalcott owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that operation was restarted at the facility at 2 pm on Tuesday at a flow rate of ten million imperial gallons daily (10 mgd).

WASA says repair work is continuing and production will be increased incrementally to full production of 40 mgd as this work is completed.

It says it will continue to re-distribute water supplies from its Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants to supplement the flows from the Desalination Plant until full production is achieved.

Customers in the affected areas are again being encouraged to manage their water use efficiently, since it may take up to 24 hours for the pipe-borne water supply schedules to normalize to some affected areas, as operation of the plant is regularized.


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