water

WASA pushes for rate hike

The Water and Sewerage Authority says it is in dire need of a rate increase because it was spending more money to supply the nation water than it receives from customers.

According to chairman Romney Thomas the public utility company is in a dire financial situation where “despite the monopoly status WASA’s revenues are way below operating costs resulting in a heavy dependence on subventions from the Government.”

WASA hoping to fix St James water problem by noon

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in St. James and environs who are still without a water supply that this is due to ongoing repairs to the ruptured 21-inch transmission main along Serpentine Road, St. Clair, Port of Spain, which has been unavoidably delayed.

WASA says its crews are working to complete the repair works with completion schedules for 12 noon today.

Areas that continue to be affected include:

· St. James

· Long Circular and environs

Water disruptions in Port-of-Spain today

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Port-of-Spain and environs, served by the El Socorro Booster Station, who are currently experiencing an interruption in their water supply, that this is due to a ruptured 21-inch transmission main, along Serpentine Road, St. Clair, Port of Spain.

Damage to the pipeline was done overnight by a third-party contractor carrying out excavation works in the area.

WASA says emergency repairs are scheduled to be completed by 4 pm today - Tuesday 27, March 2018.

Areas that would be affected include:

Water interruptions in South West Trinidad tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South West Trinidad that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Wednesday March 21st, 2018 between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate repairs to a defective valve in the vicinity of Mosquito Creek.

Areas to be affected include:

MY EYE: Water from taps in Carlsen Field

This photo was sent to us by Lisa Niccolls using the My Eye feature of the CNC3 App.

Lisa says this is the colour of the water that residents of Cashew Gardens, Carlsen Field woke up to this morning.

"WASA please get your act together," she says.

You too can share your concerns with us via the My Eye feature of the CNC3 App.

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WASA: Mechanical problems causing water shortage in South-West Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South-West Trinidad served by the South Oropouche Booster Station, who are currently experiencing low water pressures and in some cases no water that this is due to mechanical problems currently being experienced at the facility.

WASA says it is presently engaged in carrying out the necessary repairs, which are expected to be completed by 9 pm on Saturday March 10, 2018.

The areas affected include:

Flooding affecting supply of water to northern Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in North, Central and South Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing low water pressures or in some cases no water that, this is due to reduced production at the plant, caused by flooding at the facility following torrential rainfall on Sunday.

WASA says it is currently engaged in carrying out remedial works, which are scheduled to be completed by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 6, 2018.

Among the affected areas are:

MY EYE: Water wasting in Rio Claro

This video was sent to us by Sali Parasram via the My Eye feature on the new CNC3 App.

Sali said this is of water wasting in Rio Claro.

Sali says: "Water is gushing non-stop due to a leak on the Tabaquite Main Road in Rio Claro. Many complaints have been made but no response. No water in the taps. Nothing is being done!!!"

We trust that the authorities act quickly to resolve this problem and bring relief to the residents of Rio Claro.

We thank Sali for sharing this concern and invite you too to share your concerns via the My Eye feature on the new CNC3 App.

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