Saturday, February 24, 2018

The heavy rainfall has knocked out WASA's water supply

This mother uses a water tank to try to get her child to safety from flood waters at Mafeking, Mayaro, on Saturday. Photo: TREVOR WATSON

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers that heavy rainfall in recent days has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities.

This includes the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad, due to a number of issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

Affected facilities include the following:

North Oropouche, Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Maraval, Blanchisseuse, Las Cuevas, and La Fillette WTPs.

Areas affected include Toco, Rampanalgas, Salybia, Manzanilla, Sangre Grande, Malabar, Maloney, La Horquetta, San Rafael, Arima, Maracas St. Joseph, Maraval, Blanchisseuse, Las Cuevas, and La Fillette among others.

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalize at the various locations. In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.