Farmers charged with siphoning water in Aranguez

WASA has of­fi­cial­ly charged two farm­ers who were re­port­ed­ly si­phon­ing wa­ter in Aranguez for their gar­dens.

The farm­ers were served with sum­mons­es to ap­pear in court lat­er this month while they were meet­ing with Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Clarence Ramb­harat on Tues­day evening.

On Sat­ur­day, se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers em­ployed with WASA con­fis­cat­ed the pumps of two farm­ers in the Aranguez dis­trict.

The farm­ers had threat­ened le­gal ac­tion against the move and de­mand­ed the re­turn of their equip­ment.

WASA has im­posed re­stric­tions on the use of wa­ter hoses, sprin­klers and im­posed a sched­uled sup­ply of wa­ter to res­i­dents as it claims its reser­voirs were be­ing de­plet­ed by the harsh dry sea­son.

The farm­ers are ex­pect­ed to ap­pear be­fore the Port-of-Spain Third Mag­is­trates' Court on May 22.


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