Hollis Reservoir and Treatment Plant. (Image courtesy WASA)

Emergency repairs currently are being conducted at the Hollis Water Treatment Plant, which should be completed by later today, according to an advisory from the Water and Sewerage Authority.

WASA explains that emergency repairs are being carried out on a leaking 24-inch transmission pipeline along the Eastern Main Road, Wallerfield, in the vicinity of the “Double Bridge”.

The repair works have resulted in a disruption to the water supply to parts of North East Trinidad served by the Plant, which began from 6:00 pm yesterday, Tuesday 26th January 2021.

WASA expects the disruption to end at about 4:00 pm today, Wednesday 27th January 2021.

However, a limited truck borne service will be available to affected customers, with priority given to Health Institutions, Government Agencies and Homes for the Aged.

Customers are reminded that it may take up to 24 hours for the pipe-borne water supply to normalize to some areas after the facility returns to operation.

Areas to be affected include:

Arima, Valencia, Malabar Phase 2, O’Meara Road, Samaroo Village, Bregon Park, Red Hill, Arima Old Road, Cleaver Road, Lillian Heights, La Resource, La Floressant, Arouca, Bon Air Gardens, Bon Air West, Lopinot Road and Eastern Main Road from Olton Road to Dickson Street.

For further information or assistance, customers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420 and 800-4426.