WASA

Arima water shortage to be resolved Sunday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Arima, served by the Aripo Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their regular pipe-borne supply that this is due to a broken 16-inch transmission main and a 6-inch distribution main, along the Eastern Main Road, Wallerfield (in the vicinity of the Old Double Bridge).

Repair works to both mains, which were damaged as a result of the recent flooding, are expected to be completed by Sunday 28th October, 2018.

The areas affected include:

· Santa Rosa Heights

All WASA plants back up and running

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that, following the recent flooding, all water production facilities in Trinidad and Tobago have been returned to service.

WASA says that work to address a mechanical problem at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant is ongoing where production is currently 70 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to normal production of 75 mgd.

It says the issues there are expected to be fully corrected by October 27th, 2018.

WASA: All plants in Tobago back to normal, two in Trinidad still down

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers affected by disruptions at several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) caused by recent heavy rainfall that all its plants in Tobago have been returned to full operation, while only two facilities continue to be affected in Trinidad.

Pipe borne water supply schedules from water production facilities which have been returned to service are expected to return to normal over the next 36 - 48 hours as communities affected by flooding continue their clean up efforts.

WASA debunks WhatsApp message on water situation

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it has noted the continued circulation of an erroneous WhatsApp voice message stating that “half of the water treatment plants have been shut down due to dirty water and the other half would be shut down in a matter of hours”.

WASA notes that it has issued updates on the status of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and, at the height of the heavy rainfall, a maximum of 17 were affected – 11 in Trinidad and six 6 in Tobago out of a total of 78.

WASA $91m a month wage shocker

At a time when the coun­try is en­grossed in the pos­si­ble fall­out of the Petrotrin re­fin­ery clo­sure, comes word that month­ly salaries at the state-run Wa­ter and Sewage Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) run at more than $91 mil­lion. This pays some 5,150 per­ma­nent em­ploy­ees and means in one year the au­thor­i­ty spends over $1.1 bil­lion in salaries alone.

WASA chair­man Rom­ney Thomas gave those fig­ures in re­sponse to ques­tions from the Sun­day Guardian about the au­thor­i­ty’s wage bill.

“Av­er­age month­ly salary and wages $91.475m,” Thomas wrote via What­sapp.

WASA assures water problem resolved

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the water supply has been restored to most affected communities in North Trinidad, served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant following completion of repairs to the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway on Tuesday.

However, WASA says some areas will experience low pressures and in some cases, no water due to above normal demand.

WASA fixes broken main but it may take 36 hours to normalise supply

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North Trinidad who have been impacted by the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway, that repairs, have been completed.

WASA says the re-commissioning of the system commenced around 8.20 am but it is advising customers that it may take up to 36 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to be normalized to some areas.

It says a limited truck-borne water service is available with priority given to special homes, health-care and educational institutions.

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