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Water woes again

...thousands affected as Desal Plant experiences mechanical problems

By Multimedia Desk

The Desalination Compnay of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) has advised its main customer, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) that the low water pressure now affecting the supply to thousands of citizens, is as the result of mechanical problems. WASA has issued the following statement -


Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are currently experiencing reduced supply/low water pressures that this is as a result of mechanical problems being experienced at the Desalination Plant, Pt. Lisas, which has affected production.

The Desalination Plant at Pt. Lisas is owned and operated by the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago -DESALCOTT.

DESALCOTT, which has been supplying WASA with on average 32 million gallons of water per day (mgd), announced a cutback in production to 27 mgd, for the next fourteen (14) days. This situation has had an adverse effect on WASA’s overall supply position.

As a result, temporary water supply schedules have been introduced in the following areas with immediate effect.

Areas affected include:

Caroni St. Helena
Charlieville Chaguanas
Cunupia Carapichaima
Point Lisas Housing Development Roystonia
Claxton Bay Marabella
Gasparillo Vistabella
Gulf View Union Hall
La Romaine Palmiste
Phillipine Rambert Village
Woodland Fyzabad
San Francique Cocoyea

The complete listing of temporary water schedules will be published in the daily newspapers, starting from tomorrow, Thursday 20th February 2014, and will also be available on the Authority’s website www.wasa.gov.tt and Facebook Page: Facebook/WASA Trinidad and Tobago.

The Authority apologises for the inconvenience to its customers but this has become necessary in order to allow DESALCOTT to undertake the repair work at its Desalination Plant. For further information, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Service Bureau toll free at 800 4420/26.

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