Water and Sewerage Authority

Water service disruption in Central on Thursday

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.

Water service disruption today

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:

No new increase to WASA rates

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. 

WASA investigates claim of criminals using WASA uniforms

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.