The collapsed section of the Golden Grove Road in Arouca. (Image courtesy Ministry of Works and Transport)

The Water and Sewerage Authority is refuting reports circulating that the collapse of the bridge located along Golden Grove Road, Arouca, was caused by a leaking pipeline.

According to a WASA release, the 12-inch diameter pipeline in question, which ran along the outside of the bridge, ruptured following the failure of the bridge.

WASA says the supply has since been isolated, affecting customers in the following areas:

● Maximum Security Prison

● Sunrise Park

● Millennium Park

● Lower & Upper Five Rivers

The Authority confirms it will be conducting temporary works at the site, in order to restore the supply to affected areas by 6:00 pm today, Wednesday 14th October 2020.

However, customers in the affected areas are further advised that their normal water supply schedule may be amended, while permanent repairs to the pipeline are conducted, in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Transport.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.