More rain, more water woes - affects WASA repairs

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 14:45

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of north-west Trinidad served by the Valsayn A Booster Station, who are experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that the inclement weather over the past 12 hours has caused a further delay in the completion of repairs to the leaking 30-inch diameter transmission main, along the Eastern Main Road, St. Joseph, in the vicinity of Hutton Road.

WASA says that critical pipeline welding work, which could not be carried out during rainfall, must first be completed in order to progress the repair works. In view of this situation, the estimated completion time has been extended to 4 am on Thursday 12 December, 2019.

"In light of this, an extended but still limited water trucking service is in place to serve customers impacted by the ongoing repair works, with priority being given to medical institutions, schools and homes for the aged," the WASA statement said.

It added that customers are also reminded that it may take up to 24 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne water service to normalize to some areas following the completion of repair works.