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

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says due to a defective discharge valve customers in Maraval and environs are experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply. The following is a press release from WASA:

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Maraval and environs served by the Maraval Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that this is due to a defective discharge valve at the facility.

Emergency repair works are expected to be completed by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 2021 August 24. Areas affected include: Along Morne Coco Road, from Saddle Road, Celestine Trace, Nicholas Street, Faustine, Clovis Trace ending at Jeep Stand. Customers served by the Freeport Water Treatment Plant are also advised that there will be a disruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday 2021 August 24, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This is in order to carry out emergency repairs to a ruptured 400mm diameter raw water pipeline located at the corner of Freeport Mission Road and Freeport Todds Road. Areas affected include: Preysal, Calcutta #1 & #2, Christian Village, Siewdass Road, Chickland, Mayo, Tortuga, Gordon Village, San Pedro, Gran Couva, Pepper Village and Brasso.

Customers are advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the scheduled pipe borne water supply to normalize to some affected areas following the completion of these works. A limited truck-borne water service will be available upon request. For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426. The Authority apolog