A rupture in a chemical dosage line at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant has been repaired. Due to the rupture some customers were experiencing an unusual taste and smell in their water supply.

Operations at the plant have been restarted after being temporarily shut down to facilitate emergency repairs. Flushing of the transmission and distribution systems is ongoing and the supply should normalize within 24 hours. The following is a pres release from WASA:

The Water and Sewerage Authority wishes to advise customers in areas of North, Central and South West Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant, who may have experienced a disruption in their water supply today – Friday May 21, 2021 that, this was due to a shut down at the facility for emergency maintenance works.

This follows a rupture that occurred on a chemical dosage line overnight, which affected the treatment process at the facility. The Authority is aware that some customers may have experienced an unusual taste, feel or smell in their water supply due to this occurrence.

Repair to the ruptured line has been completed and operation at the facility was restarted at approximately 1:00 p.m. Flushing of the transmission and distribution systems is ongoing and the supply should normalize within 24 hours.

However, customers can conduct their own internal flushing by allowing their water supply to run as required until the unusual taste or smell clears. The Authority apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.