Parts of Central Trinidad served by the Carlsen Field Water Treatment Plant will have their pipe borne water supply interrupted on Thursday 12 December, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says this has become necessary in order to carry out planned maintenance works at the facility.
Customers are reminded that once maintenance is complete, it may take up to 24 hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas, in accordance with pipe borne water supply schedules.
Customers of the Water and Sewerage Authority served by the Valsayn A Booster Station, who currently are experiencing an interruption in their pipe borne water supply, can expect a resumption of service by tomorrow.
In a release, WASA explains that the disruption, which began at 8:00 a.m. today, and should end at midnight, is necessary in order to facilitate emergency repairs to a leaking 30 inch diameter transmission main, along the Eastern Main Road, St. Joseph, in the vicinity of Hutton Road.
Affected areas include:
WASA has issued an official statement concerning rumours circulating in social media, that water rates will be increased soon. The statement reads as follows:
“The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) has taken note of certain publications being circulated on social media. In this regard the Authority wishes to advise customers and the public that there has been no new increase to its rates and it applies rates as approved by the Regulated Industries Commission under the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Order #83 of 1993.
The Water and Sewage Authority is currently investigating a claim on social media that criminals are posing as WASA employees to get access to private residences for the purpose of robbing them.
WASA Communications Manager Daniel Plenty says the authority is looking into the claims but is asking the public to come forward with any information as to where the alleged instances have happened.
The allegation went viral on instant messaging platform, What's App.
In the recording, a male voice is heard referring to an incident he said happened not far from where he was.