The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reminding the public that the ongoing harsh dry conditions have significantly impacted water production at several of the authority’s water treatment plants throughout the country, which has resulted in a deficit of approximately 30 million gallons per day in water availability for distribution.
The statement comes as residents and business owners in parts of central and south Trinidad complained publicly about how the lack of water has been impacting their lives and businesses.
Security officers attached to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) have laid charges against three persons, for the illegal abstraction of water from WASA’s waterworks system, as well as illegal tampering with a fire hydrant, contrary to Section 6 of the Water Works Act 54:41.
The accused of Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin; Espanyol Street, Diego Martin and Fatima Trace, Paramin, Maraval, have each been served with summons to appear at the Port-of-Spain Third Magistrates Court on 24th May 2019, to answer to the charges.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.
This has become necessary in order for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) to carry out planned maintenance work in the area that would affect the electricity supply to the plant
Areas affected include:
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is investigating a video currently circulating on social media, purporting to show an employee of WASA engaged in using a hose to wash a vehicle at one of its facilities, which WASA says is in flagrant violation of the recently implemented water use restrictions.
In a statement issued Thursday, WASA said a full investigation has been launched into this matter and says if proven true, it will be dealt with "very seriously".
Parts of South and Central Trinidad will be without a pipe-borne supply of water between 12:00 noon and 2: 00 pm today.
The following is a press release from WASA:
The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne supply today, Friday 8th February 2019 between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 p.m.
This has become necessary in order to facilitate leak repairs on the Caroni South Transmission System at the Plant.
The Water and Sewerage Authority would like to advise customers of an interruption to the water supply in parts of South Trinidad from 3 pm -12 midnight today.
This has become necessary in order to carry out emergency repairs to a rupture on the 36-inch diameter Navet Transmission Main, along Mango Road, Tabaquite.
Areas affected include: