WASA advises customers in Central, South West Trinidad to store-up water ahead of weekend disruption

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reminding customers in Central and South West Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant and Point Lisas Desalination Plant, of the upcoming interruption in their water supply scheduled from 4 am on Friday to 8 pm on Saturday.

WASA says that during the period of the supply interruption, it will be unable to provide a supplemental supply to most of the affected areas.

It says that as such, it is vital for customers in the impacted areas to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the disruption and to also manage their water use efficiently.

WASA says it will also implement the following measures, in order to mitigate some effects of this disruption:

· re-distribution of supply from the Navet Water Treatment Plant and Point Fortin Desal Plant;
· increased water trucking capacity;
· ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;
· special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations.

WASA says this disruption has become necessary in order to facilitate interconnection works at the new Savonetta Booster Station, as well as other pipeline maintenance works at various points along the Caroni South Trunk Main.

The completion of these works will improve service to customers in several areas within the Central and South West regions.

WASA says it may take between 24 to 48 hours for the service to normalize to some areas in accordance with established water supply schedules.

 

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