WASA debunks WhatsApp message on water situation

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 07:30

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it has noted the continued circulation of an erroneous WhatsApp voice message stating that “half of the water treatment plants have been shut down due to dirty water and the other half would be shut down in a matter of hours”.

WASA notes that it has issued updates on the status of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and, at the height of the heavy rainfall, a maximum of 17 were affected – 11 in Trinidad and six 6 in Tobago out of a total of 78.

WASA says that at present, six are still being affected – five in Trinidad and one in Tobago.

It says it continues working towards addressing the problems affecting these facilities with the aim of returning full operation in the shortest possible time.

It adds that it will continue to update customers in this regard.