The Water and Sewerage Authority is assuring customers in parts of D’Abadie and Arouca served by the Hollis Water Treatment Plant, and who are still experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply, that every effort is being made to have their service restored at the earliest possible time.
The water supply disruption had been due to emergency repairs to a ruptured 24-inch diameter transmission on Monday 15th June 2020.
In a news release, WASA explains that the Hollis Reservoir currently is reduced to approximately 16% storage capacity following the harsh Dry Season, and as such, production at the facility has been reduced from the normal 8.4 million gallons per day (mgd) to 4 mgd at present.
According to WASA, this situation has led to the slower normalization of the system, following completion of the emergency repair works at the facility.
The Authority reports that it has been redirecting water from its Caroni and Tacarigua Water Treatment Plants, in order to assist with the restoration of supply to the remaining affected areas over the next 12 to 18 hours.
The areas still affected include: parts of D’Abadie and Arouca (inclusive of Lynton Gardens), Darwill Gardens, La Resource, La Florisante, Lilian Heights, Ridgeview Heights, Riverwood Development, and Bon Air West.