Less water for South, Central
THE Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has announced that, effective yesterday, less water would be available to customers in South and Central Trinidad as a result of the ten-day shutdown of the desalination plant at Pt Lisas.
On January 15, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) began a planned shutdown to conduct maintenance works, which is scheduled to be completed on Thursday.
Today is the eighth day of the shutdown that affects thousands of WASA customers in South and Central Trinidad.
In a statement, WASA stated, "The newly revised schedules will have a downward effect on the current level of service to customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad and will require greater adherence to water use efficiency practices on the part of consumers."
WASA said it planned to minimise the effect of the 30 million gallons a day supply shortfall from Desalcott, include the redistribution of supplies from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants, implementation of temporary water schedules and increase water trucking services.
WASA Desalination Plant Shutdown Revised Water Supply Schedule on Pages 31 to 34.