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Water treatment plant not up to full pressure

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

SOME areas in South and Central Trinidad are still experiencing low water pressure due to repair work on the desalination plant in Point Lisas.

Last week, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) stated that the desalination plant was producing 20 (mgd) million gallons of water a day instead of the usual 30 million gallons.

Desalcott, which owns and operate the plant, said there was a problem with the filtration system and was working to have the problem fixed.

The water produced by Desalcott is sold to WASA and added to the national water pipeline network.

WASA stated on Monday that the plant was now producing 24 million gallons a day.

WASA's head of corporate communications, Ellen Lewis, wrote: "As a result of the continuing challenges being faced with the operation of the desalination plant, the Authority has had to make adjustments to its distribution and system of scheduling in order to minimise the effects of the shortfall on customers."

However, areas at the extremity of the distribution system will still be affected by low water pressures and in some cases, there will be no water until the plant resumes full production, Lewis stated.

A limited truck-borne water delivery service is available to customers.

For further information customers can call WASA's Customer Service Bureau at 800-4420.

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