The Water and Sewerage Authority says it has restored service to some part of North Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant after completing repairs to the blown air valve along the 48-inch diameter Caroni North Transmission Main in Piarco.
In a release Friday morning, WASA said the repairs were completed and the supply reopened at approximately 9.30 am.
WASA is reporting that repairs to the blown air valve along the 48-inch diameter, Caroni-North Transmission Main at Piarco, were completed.
The supply reopened at about 9.30 this morning.
The Water Authority a short while ago.
Wasa’s Director for Customer Care, Alan Poon-King, explains the disruption had nothing to do with any industrial action by WASA workers, but instead, with its ageing pipeline infrastructure.
Workers at the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) are currently up in arms over the delayed payment of December salaries.
This after an internal memo was sent around to staff on Wednesday (December 19) advising workers that "there has been a delay regarding the payment of salaries."
The company told workers that they were "working assiduously" to have the issue corrected.
Line minister for WASA, Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte, said he was unaware of the issue but was going to look into it immediately.
Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) chairman Romney Thomas has denied that he and his CEO Ellis Burris have been locked in a bitter war over pending mass firings at the water company.
In an internal memo sent to staff on Monday, it stated that Burris was sent on 12 days vacation leave beginning December 17 with immediate effect.
Former CEO Allan Poon King has been acting in Burris’ absence.
There has been a reduced production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant which will result in no water for several customers in Central and South West Trinidad.
A release issued by the Water and Sewerage Authority said there have been ongoing problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
Following the initial disruption on December 3, partial operation of the facility was achieved on the following day.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad, who have been affected by the recent unplanned shutdown at the Desalcott owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that operation was restarted at the facility at 2 pm on Tuesday at a flow rate of ten million imperial gallons daily (10 mgd).
WASA says repair work is continuing and production will be increased incrementally to full production of 40 mgd as this work is completed.
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 a disruption in the operation of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated plant, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd), which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South West Trinidad.