The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, that they will experience a disruption in their regular pipe-borne water supply, due to a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
The plant is currently producing 10 million gallons per day (mgd), or 25 percent of its capacity.
Christmas seemed brighter for residents of Cedros and Icacos as the Water and Sewerage Authority made good on its promise to deliver water to over 600 residents who were suffering for the precious commodity in the leadup to Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, resident Shaheeda Maharaj said they received a truck-borne supply at Ramsey Avenue, Icacos.
“I am so relieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sinkful of dishes. We are so thankful that we got a little water.”
With no water to bathe her newborn grandson or boil his baby bottles, Icacos resident Shaheeda Maharaj broke down in tears on Monday, begging her councillor to do something to help her.
"My daughter Stephanie Maharaj make baby and she came home on Friday with my grandson, but there is not a drop of water to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of water for over two months," Maharaj said during an interview on Christmas Eve.
With Christmas a day away, Maharaj said her home was in a dirty state.
The Water and Sewerage Authority says it has restored service to some part of North Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant after completing repairs to the blown air valve along the 48-inch diameter Caroni North Transmission Main in Piarco.
In a release Friday morning, WASA said the repairs were completed and the supply reopened at approximately 9.30 am.
WASA is reporting that repairs to the blown air valve along the 48-inch diameter, Caroni-North Transmission Main at Piarco, were completed.
The supply reopened at about 9.30 this morning.
The Water Authority a short while ago.
Wasa’s Director for Customer Care, Alan Poon-King, explains the disruption had nothing to do with any industrial action by WASA workers, but instead, with its ageing pipeline infrastructure.
Workers at the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) are currently up in arms over the delayed payment of December salaries.
This after an internal memo was sent around to staff on Wednesday (December 19) advising workers that "there has been a delay regarding the payment of salaries."
The company told workers that they were "working assiduously" to have the issue corrected.
Line minister for WASA, Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte, said he was unaware of the issue but was going to look into it immediately.
Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) chairman Romney Thomas has denied that he and his CEO Ellis Burris have been locked in a bitter war over pending mass firings at the water company.
In an internal memo sent to staff on Monday, it stated that Burris was sent on 12 days vacation leave beginning December 17 with immediate effect.
Former CEO Allan Poon King has been acting in Burris’ absence.