The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours continues to negatively impact operation at some of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout Trinidad and Tobago, due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Diego Martin and Petit Valley served by the Four Roads Pumping Station that there will be a disruption in their pipeborne water supply on Tuesday October 16, 2018 between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate interconnection works at the Four Roads Pumping Station.
The affected areas will include:
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the water supply has been restored to most affected communities in North Trinidad, served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant following completion of repairs to the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway on Tuesday.
However, WASA says some areas will experience low pressures and in some cases, no water due to above normal demand.
This video was sent to us by a resident of Tobago, seeking help in getting a water leak fixed.
The resident said the water has been leaking for about a month and all calls for it to be fixed have not resulted in a positive response.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North Trinidad who have been impacted by the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway, that repairs, have been completed.
WASA says the re-commissioning of the system commenced around 8.20 am but it is advising customers that it may take up to 36 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to be normalized to some areas.
It says a limited truck-borne water service is available with priority given to special homes, health-care and educational institutions.
The Ministry of Education says it empathises with students, teachers and staff who were affected by the disruption of service to the Caroni Water Treatment Plant.
Some schools were forced to close their doors earlier than expected as a result of having no water on the compound.
Minister of Education Anthony Garcia thanked teachers and students for their commitment to teaching and learning and acknowledged that unforeseen circumstances like today can become hindrances to the learning process.
The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers that they will soon have a resumption of their normal water supply as the Point Lisas Desalination Plant is back up at full production.
According to a statement issued today, WASA said the facility returned to full production of 40 million gallons daily on Saturday.
Customers are further advised that over the next 24 to 48 hours, it is expected that the pipe-borne water supply will normalise to affected areas, in keeping with established schedules.