Water disruptions in Central, South-West Trinidad

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 15:00

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in Central and South-West Trinidad served by the Point Lisas Desalination Plant of a disruption in their normal water supply from today - Monday 12th September to Wednesday 14th September, 2016.

The plant is owned and operated by the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

WASA says the interruption is due to a collapsed pipeline that occurred at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant .

It says that operations at the plant have been stopped as emergency repair works are currently being carried out.

The Authority says it has implemented the following temporary water supply schedules, in order to manage the deficit of 40 million gallons daily caused by the stoppage of the facility:

Tuesday 13th September 2016

* Central:

Caroni, Felicity, Charlieville, Munroe Road, Cunupia, Chin Chin, Chaguanas, Carapichaima, Waterloo, Perseverance, Endeavour, Chase Village, Lange Park, Enterprise, Montrose, Roystonia, Claxton Bay, parts of Marabella and Gasparillo will receive a supply 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* San Fernando:

San Fernando will receive a supply from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00a.m.

Vistabella and Tarouba are expected to receive a supply from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday 14th September.

* South West:

Gulf View, Union Hall, Duncan Village, Pleasantville, La Romaine, Palmiste, Phillipine, Sunkist, Sunset Ridge and Sunset Cove, will receive a supply from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday 14th September.

WASA says it will also be redistributing water from the Navet Water Treatment Plant and Point Fortin Desalination Plant in order to minimize the impact of this disruption to consumers in the affected areas.

It is advising customers to manage their water use efficiently as it may take 12 to 24 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas after the Plant returns to full operation.

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