Friday, September 4, 2015

Broken main affects thousands

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fixing it: WASA workers carry out emergency repairs yesterday on the ruptured 42-inch North Oropouche Transmission Main, located along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Arima, in the vicinity of Food Basket. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE

Mark Fraser


 Thousands were without water in North East Trinidad yesterday.



A press release from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said some 98,000 people in North East Trinidad suffered a disruption in their water supply as a result of a main which ruptured  around 9 p.m. on Thursday. 



By yesterday afternoon, however, WASA reported that emergency repair works to the ruptured 42-inch North Oropouche Transmission Main, located along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Arima, in the vicinity of Food Basket, were completed around 5.25 p.m. 



WASA said it wanted affected customers to be aware that the lines were being flushed and there would be a gradual restoration in water supply, over the next 12 hours, in accordance with established supply schedules.



“Customers are reminded to manage their water use efficiently. A limited truck-borne water service is available with priority given to health institutions, special homes and schools. 



“For further information, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800 4420/26. 



“The Authority regrets the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding,” the release said.








Areas affected 



included:








• La Horquetta



• Malabar Phases 1, 3 and 4



• Tumpuna Road North and South



• Brazil Village 



• O’Meara Road



• Carapo 



• Signature Park



• Mausica Road



• Maloney 



•  Oropune Gardens



• Sunrise Park



• Five Rivers 



• Cane Farm



• Golden Grove Road, Arouca