Works at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant have been completed ahead of time.
According to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), maintenance works wrapped up on Thursday, five days ahead of schedule.
The water supply is now expected to be restored to affected areas over the next 48 hours.
During the period of the shutdown, DESALCOTT conducted necessary repairs and upgrades to critical equipment and systems, to ensure the reliability of operations at the plant for the upcoming 2020 Dry Season.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are impacted by the present shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that emergency repair works at the facility are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday 20th July, 2018.
Desalcott - the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago, which owns and operates the Desalination Plant, has been carrying out emergency repair works on the mechanical and electrical systems at the facility, since the problem occurred overnight on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.
Twenty villages are experiencing water shortages due to an emergency shutdown of the Desalcott plant.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that this is due to mechanical and electrical problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, resulting in the facility being out of operation.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in areas of Central and South Trinidad of the postponement of the planned shutdown of the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) owned and operated Desalination Plant at Point Lisas, which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 26th September to Tuesday 3rd October 2017.
WASA said in a statement today that the temporary supply schedules, as well as other measures set to be implemented to mitigate the impact of the shortfall in supply, will also be postponed until the rescheduled shutdown.