A sedimentation basin system at a WASA facility. (Image courtesy WASA)

Customers who are served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant will experience a disruption in their water supply today between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. A press release issued by The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) stated that this is to facilitate “emergency maintenance works, necessary to normalize production capacity at the facility.” The following is a press release from WASA:

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that, there will be a disruption in their pipe borne water supply on Saturday 2021 August 28, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This is in order to carry out emergency maintenance works, necessary to normalize production capacity at the facility.

Areas to be affected include:  The town of Sangre Grande and environs inclusive of Guaico Tamana Road, Sangre Chiquito and Toco Road  Cumuto, Wallerfield  Tumpuna Road, Malabar Phases 1, 3 & 4, Brazil Village, La Horquetta  Carapo, O’Meara Road (inclusive of Industrial Estate)  Mausica Road (North & South), Maloney Gardens  Five Rivers, Bon Air West, Oropune Village, Piarco.

Customers are advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas, in accordance with pipe borne water supply schedules. A limited truck-borne water service will be available upon request. For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426. The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.