No pay, no water.
If consumers don't pay their water rate bill they'll be disconnected, says Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte.
Le Hunte gave this response to reporters in Parliament yesterday after United National Congress activist Devant Maharaj called for people who do not get water to boycott paying their water rate bills.
Chief executive officer of the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) Allan Poon King is urging customers to brace themselves for more water restrictions if the dry season continues and water restrictions will remain in effect.
Already there are water schedules in parts of Trinidad and if the harsh dry season continues then Poon King said the authority will be forced to schedule pipe borne water to two days in some areas.
Poon King was speaking to the media at a tour of the at Hollis Reservoir, Valencia yesterday.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reminding the public that the ongoing harsh dry conditions have significantly impacted water production at several of the authority’s water treatment plants throughout the country, which has resulted in a deficit of approximately 30 million gallons per day in water availability for distribution.
The statement comes as residents and business owners in parts of central and south Trinidad complained publicly about how the lack of water has been impacting their lives and businesses.
Security officers attached to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) have laid charges against three persons, for the illegal abstraction of water from WASA’s waterworks system, as well as illegal tampering with a fire hydrant, contrary to Section 6 of the Water Works Act 54:41.
The accused of Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin; Espanyol Street, Diego Martin and Fatima Trace, Paramin, Maraval, have each been served with summons to appear at the Port-of-Spain Third Magistrates Court on 24th May 2019, to answer to the charges.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.
This has become necessary in order for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) to carry out planned maintenance work in the area that would affect the electricity supply to the plant
Areas affected include: