The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is warning of people purporting to represent the authority, approaching vendors/contractors who engaged by WASA, with promises to provide cheque payments for outstanding invoices.
WASA says that such payments would reportedly be done on the payment of a commission to the individual presenting the cheque to the vendor/contractor.
In such instances, it says these cheques have been of a fraudulent nature.
WASA is point to the approved process for receipt and collection of cheques.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has said that over 300 farmers have applied to the Water Resources Agency for licences and the process has commenced for the issuance of same.
It said that in view of this development, the Authority is not desirous of pursuing the charges against the farmers and will return the seized pump equipment.
It said that, with immediate effect, it will, at this time, cease actions in relation to the unauthorised abstraction of water for irrigation purposes where the abstraction does not impact on the operations of its facilities.
WASA is being encouraged to introduce a meter system, to monitor water usage across the country.
This was just one, of many suggestions put forward by a Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure. The committee released its 6th Report on an inquiry into the maintenance of drainage and roadways on Wednesday.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has been called on to justify the actions of its estate police officers who seized water pumps from two Aranguez farmers over the weekend.
In a letter sent to WASA’s corporate secretary Dion Abdool yesterday, lawyers representing Ishwah Singh and Hansraj Moonilal gave the authority until 4 pm tomorrow to give a detailed explanation over the controversial seizure.
The duo’s lawyers also gave WASA the option of immediately returning the equipment to avoid legal proceedings.
Heavy rains in South Trinidad brought temporary relief to residents who have been suffering from water shortages since January.
As WASA issued new water schedules for South and Central Trinidad, many residents said they were hopeful that it would not change and they will be able to enjoy a reliable water supply at least once or twice per week.
At Diamond Village, San Fernando, businesswoman Fazeeda Maharaj said the rains brought some relief as she was able to collect some emergency supplies.
No pay, no water.
If consumers don't pay their water rate bill they'll be disconnected, says Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte.
Le Hunte gave this response to reporters in Parliament yesterday after United National Congress activist Devant Maharaj called for people who do not get water to boycott paying their water rate bills.