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Penal residents clamour for better water supply

Even though the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty says main­te­nance works at the Ca­roni Wa­ter Treat­ment plant should be com­plet­ed by Tues­day, res­i­dents of Wood­land, Pe­nal, and Debe say its been weeks since they re­ceived pipe-borne wa­ter.

Long be­fore the plant was par­tial­ly closed, res­i­dent Ro­ma Ma­haraj of Tul­sa Trace, Pe­nal, said they have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing wa­ter short­ages.

“Some­times we have to spend $350 to get three tanks of wa­ter. In the past, we have paid up to $700 for wa­ter,” she claimed.

Water cuts in North-West Trinidad Sunday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-West Trinidad served by the El Socorro Booster Station that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Sunday 31st March 2019, between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate repairs to two (2) defective valves along the pipeline transmission system.

Areas to be affected include:

Water wasting in St James

Residents of Upper Long Circular Road, St James have shared a video with us, highlighting a leaking water main.

The resident say that since December they have made calls for the authorities to fix the problem.

The residents have shared the video to raise awareness to the situation, in light of the current restrictions on water.

The video has been sent to WASA for action.

12-hour water disruption in Central Trinidad tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there would be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday, between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline interconnection works at the B1/1 Bridge, Marchin Road, Caroni.

Areas to be affected include: Charlieville (East), Caroni Savannah Road (from the Gas Station to Sumarie Trace), Pierre Road (inclusive of all side streets) and Felicity.

WASA moves to update water legislation

As T&T stares down the bar­rel of what of­fi­cials de­scribe as one of the coun­try’s “harsh­est dry sea­sons”, the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) has be­gun the process to up­date the leg­is­la­tion which gov­erns the body.

It would see the in­crease of cur­rent fines as well as wa­ter rates.

Desalination plant back up and running

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 Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that the necessary repairs were completed and the facility was at full production of 40 million gallons daily, as at 10.40 pm on Sunday January 6, 2019.

WASA is further advising customers that it may take up to 24 to 36 hours for the pipe-borne water supply to normalize to some areas in keeping with established schedules.

"Significant" water impact looms with cutback at desalination plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, that they will experience a disruption in their regular pipe-borne water supply, due to a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

The plant is currently producing 10 million gallons per day (mgd), or 25 percent of its capacity.

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