Public Advisory

WASA: Disruption in water supply in parts of North-East Trinidad caused by ruptured pipeline

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the Hollis Water Treatment Plant, who are experiencing a disruption in their scheduled pipe borne water supply at present, that this is due to a ruptured 24-inch diameter transmission pipeline at LP 73 Eastern Main Road, Wallerfield, in the area of the “Double Bridge”.

The ruptured main is located along a river bed and initial assessment indicates that repair is expected to take approximately 48 hours, given the nature of the job.

WASA: Restrictions still in place, reservoirs remain low

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says the water-use restrictions implemented in January 2019 remains in effect.

This as the three main impounding reservoirs in Trinidad remain considerably low for this time of year, a statement by WASA notes.

WASA says the levels of storage and respective Long Term Averages (LTAs) at the authority’s impounding reservoirs as at today – Tuesday 5th November 2019 are as follows.

· Arena: 52.01%, LTA - 80.89%
· Navet: 36.42%, LTA - 80.30%
· Hollis: 44.75%, LTA - 78.71%
· Hillsborough: 100%, LTA - 92.75%

Tobago teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 17-year-old Shakeira Barker.

Shakeira, of Baird Trace, Signal Hill was last seen at her home around 7:00 am on October 21st.

She was reported missing to the Scarborough Police Station at 8.00 pm on the same day by a relative.

Shakeira, is of African descent, 4 feet 2 inches tall, medium built, and has a light brown complexion and black straight hair. She was last seen wearing a blue and white night gown.

WASA interruption in north Trinidad on Thursday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Valsayn A Booster Station that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Thursday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to undertake emergency mechanical repairs at the facility.

Affected areas include:

· Along the Eastern Main Road from St. Joseph to Aranguez Main Road, San Juan including: Champs Fleurs, Mt. Hope, Mt. Lambert and Petit Bourg;

Arima woman missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 21-year-old Kesha Daniella Darlington.

Kesha, of Longden Street, Arima, was last seen at Jenny's Bar Longden Street Arima around 11:00 am on October 14th 2019.

She was reported missing to the Arima Police Station at 4:30 pm on October 2019 14th by a relative.

Kesha, is of mixed descent, 4 feet tall, and slim built, with a brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, a pair of jeans and a pair of black slippers.

Water shortage in Northeast Trinidad today

Cus­tomers in north­east Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant have been ad­vised of an in­ter­rup­tion in their wa­ter sup­ply from mid­night Sat­ur­day un­til mid­night Sun­day.

WASA said the in­ter­rup­tion is nec­es­sary in or­der to fa­cil­i­tate emer­gency re­pairs to a leak on the 42-inch trans­mis­sion pipeline, along the Churchill-Roo­sevelt High­way, Pi­ar­co.

Longdenville man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 23-year-old Kavinash Phakira, 23, of Longdenville. 

Carapichaima man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 23-year-old Pooran Boodoo.

Pooran, of Mission Road, Upper Carapichaima, was last seen in the vicinity of the Chaguanas Flyover, on September 29th.

He was reported missing to the Freeport Police Station, around 2:00 pm on September 30th by a relative.

Pooran is of East Indian descent, 5 feet tall and slim built with a brown complexion and short curly hair.

He was last seen wearing a pair of long black trousers and a t-shirt.

WASA urges citizens to 'fill up', two week water shutdown coming

More than 500,000 house­holds in South and Cen­tral Trinidad will be im­pact­ed by a short­age of pipe-borne wa­ter when the De­sali­na­tion plant goes down for 16 days in a planned shut­down next month.

Among the ar­eas af­fect­ed will be Ca­roni, St He­le­na, Char­lieville, Ch­agua­nas, Cunu­pia, Cara­pichaima, Cou­va, Clax­ton Bay, Mara­bel­la, Gas­par­il­lo, San Fer­nan­do, Co­coyea, Union Hall, La Ro­maine, Wood­land, Palmiste, Phillip­ine, Ram­bert Vil­lage, South Oropouche, Fyz­abad, Av­o­cat, Siparia, Pe­nal, San Fran­cique, Rousil­lac, Aripero and La Brea.

Arima market to close early Saturday

The Ari­ma mar­ket will close ear­ly to­mor­row, Sat­ur­day.

The Deputy May­or of the bor­ough Cagney Casimire said the mar­ket will close at 2 pm on Sat­ur­day.