The Desalination Plant in Point Lisas.

Repair works currently being carried out at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant should be completed by tomorrow, Friday 10th December 2021, according to an advisory from the Water and Sewerage Authority.

The repairs have necessitated the reduction of the Plant’s output to 25 mgd.  The facility, which is owned and operated by the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT), normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd).

As a result, parts of Central and Southwest Trinidad are experiencing low water pressures or in some cases, no water supply at all.

WASA customers are being asked to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

Areas affected include:

Central Caroni, Warrenville, Cunupia, Chaguanas, Caparo, Chase Village, Couva, Pt Lisas, California, Claxton Bay, Plaisance Park, Pointe a Pierre, City of San Fernando, Vistabella, Marabella, Gasparillo, South West Union Hall, Pleasantville, Palmiste, Phillipine, Duncan Village, Esperance, Gulf View, Bel Air, La Romain, South Oropouche, Otaheite, Rousillac, Aripero, parts of La Brea, Avocat, Fyzabad, parts of Siparia including De Gannes Village and Quarry Village, San Francique, Debe, Syne Village, Lowkie Trace, Sunrees Road, Mora Dam Road.

The advisory says WASA will maintain communication with the company and provide further updates if the need arises.

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.