A raw water intake system at a WASA facility. (Image courtesy WASA)

The Water and Sewerage Authority advises that desilting works currently underway at the Caura Water Treatment Plant, are expected to be completed by 6:00 pm, today, Sunday 20th September 2020.

A release from WASA explains that the work is necessary because of all the silted raw water intake at the Plant, following heavy rainfall on Saturday 19th September, 2020.

At present, customers in the El Dorado/Tacarigua area served by the Caura Water Treatment Plant, are experiencing an interruption in their pipe borne water supply because of the desilting works.

WASA reminds customers in these areas that following the resumption of operations, it may take up to 24 hours for the scheduled pipe borne water supply to normalize in some parts.

Areas affected include:

■  Tacarigua, from Richard Street to Dixon Street, inclusive of side streets

■  Paradise Gardens East and West

■  Vista Heights

■  Crown Street

■  Caura Royal Road

■  El Dorado Gardens

■  Goya Street

■  Eastern Main Road

■  Madoo Hill, College Road

■  El Dorado Road

■  Balgobin Street

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

A sedimentation basin system at a WASA facility. (Image courtesy WASA)