Heavy rainfall shuts down 11 WASA plants from Sangre Grande to Maraval

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:45

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours, has led to the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTP) in North Trinidad.

WASA says this is due to a number of issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

WASA says that this situation is currently affecting the supply to customers in various areas in North Trinidad from Toco/Sangre Grande in the East, to Maraval in the West.

It says the affected facilities are expected to return to service in the coming hours as river conditions normalize and the power supply is restored at the various locations.

WASA says that in view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of scheduled pipe borne water supply.

The affected facilities include the Hollis, North Oropouche, Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo, Santa Cruz and Maraval Water Treatment Plants.