No water for affected Port-of-Spain customers until 7pm, at best

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:00

The Water and Sewerage Authority says low pressures or no water supply to customers in parts of Port-of-Spain, is due to a broken 21-inch transmission main on Wrightson Road near the Diego Martin maxi-taxi stand.

A statement from WASA says emergency repairs are currently underway and is expected to be completed by 7pm tonight.

WASA says the areas to be affected include:

* Southern part of Port of Spain, including Wrightson Road, Independence Square, as far north as Duke Street;

* Morvant and Barataria

The Authority is advising customers that following the completion of repairs, it may take between 2 to 3 hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas.

It adds that the Authority has assigned additional water trucks to assist affected businesses in the Port of Spain area.

And while WASA's advisory relates to this latest development, customers are complaining about supply problems for a longer period.

One customer who wrote to CNC3, says there has been poor service to the Belmont Valley Road for the past two weeks.

"It has become very frustrating as one cannot cook, clean, bathe or even get a glass of water to drink. It is very hard to make it to work without getting a supply of water in the pipe and having to buy food every day.In 2016 we have to resort to the old-time days of keeping and using plastic bottles to bathe and fulling up sink to wash wares," the customer wrote.