Foam spill at WASA Chaguanas station

Video taken by eyewitness and sent to CNC3 shows foam spill at WASA station in Chaguanas, some of which spills over into the Ansa McAl Centre in Chaguanas.

Employees say the spill carries with it a foul stench.

WASA says it is aware of the problem and is working to fix it.

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Water disruptions in Central Trinidad tomorrow

Residents of several parts of Central Trinidad will experience disruptions in their water supply from 8am tomorrow.

The following is a statement from WASA:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 3rd March 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate an interconnection along the Caparo Valley Road, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Booster Station.

Areas to be affected include:

Fraudsters attempt to cash over $400,000 in "WASA" cheques

The Water and Sewerage Authority is warning of an attempt by fraudsters to relieve WASA of over $400,000.

The Authority issued the following statement today:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has been informed of the presentation of fraudulent cheques to a certain banking institution, purporting to be issued by the Authority, resulting in the encashment of cheques to the value of $416,395.50.

Water disruptions for Sangre Grande and 8 other communities on Friday

Several areas of North-East Trinidad will experience water distruptions on Friday, according to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority.

WASA says maintenance work will result to a cut in supply to nine communities.

The following is WASA's statement:

"Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises its customers in parts of North-East Trinidad, served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be a disruption in their water supply on Friday 26th February 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Man held for robbery while impersonating a WASA worker

One man has been held by police in relation to allegations of impersonating a WASA worker before commiting acts of robbery.

Information is still sketchy but we've been told that the man has been pretending to be conducting surveys on behalf of WASA before robbing people who allow him into their compounds.


WASA investigates claim of criminals using WASA uniforms

The Water and Sewage Authority is currently investigating a claim on social media that criminals are posing as WASA employees to get access to private residences for the purpose of robbing them.

WASA Communications Manager Daniel Plenty says the authority is looking into the claims but is asking the public to come forward with any information as to where the alleged instances have happened. 

The allegation went viral on instant messaging platform, What's App.

In the recording, a male voice is heard referring to an incident he said happened not far from where he was.

Fire at WASA Headquarters in St. Joesph

A fire broke out at WASA's headquarters in St. Joseph today.
According to our sources, the blaze began in the registry department on the second floor of the main administration building.

CNC3 understands the blaze was contained to the second floor which also houses the corporate communications and health and safety departments.

Fire officials say the blaze began shortly before five this afternoon.
We are told that the I-T department and data centre are located on the third floor directly above the blaze.