Water disruptions in Port-of-Spain today

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Port-of-Spain and environs, served by the El Socorro Booster Station, who are currently experiencing an interruption in their water supply, that this is due to a ruptured 21-inch transmission main, along Serpentine Road, St. Clair, Port of Spain.

Damage to the pipeline was done overnight by a third-party contractor carrying out excavation works in the area.

WASA says emergency repairs are scheduled to be completed by 4 pm today - Tuesday 27, March 2018.

Areas that would be affected include:

§ Port-of-Spain

§ Morvant

§ Westmoorings

§ Cocorite

§ St. James

§ Woodbrook

§ Cascade

§ Belmont

§ Laventille

§ Gonzales

§ East Dry River

WASA says that on restart of the El Socorro Booster Station, that it may take between 12 to 18 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to normalize to some affected areas.

WASA says a limited truck-borne water supply is available upon request with particular focus on medical institutions, schools and homes for the aged.