Expect water shortages in northern Trinidad as rainfall causes shutdown of WASA plants

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:45

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that heavy rainfall overnight has resulted in the shutdown of several water treatment plants throughout North Trinidad, due to a number of issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities include the following plants: Hollis, Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Acono, Caura.

The affected areas include: Toco, Rampanalgas, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, Tunapuna, Tacarigua and Maracas St. Joseph.

WASA says the affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalize at these locations.

In light of this, WASA is advising customers to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours after restart of operations for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.