Water woes in Central, South
EMERGENCY works at the Desalcott plant in Point Lisas have been the cause of little or no pipe-borne water for up to 31 communities in central and south Trinidad.
According to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) yesterday, a normal supply should be established at the weekend.
"Customers in parts of central and south Trinidad who are currently experiencing low water pressures and in some cases no water are advised that this is as a result of emergency mechanical repairs currently underway at the Desalination plant, Pt Lisas," WASA stated.
As a result of these works, production at the plant has been significantly reduced from 30 million gallons per day (mgd) to 15 mgd.
This has adversely affected the water supply to the following areas that are served by the facility: Claxton Bay, Esperance, Macaulay, Debe, Caratal, Penal, Hermitage, Woodland, Soledad, South Oropouche, Union Rd, Rousillac, San Fernando proper and environs, La Brea, Gulf View, Sobo, Duncan Village, Vance River, Pleasantville, Vessigny, Union Hall, Avocat, La Romaine, Fyzabad, Palmiste, Siparia, Sunkist, Quarry Village, Phillipine. Santa Flora and Palo Seco.
"The authority apologises to customers for the inconvenience but Desalcott indicated the works have become necessary," WASA said.
"A limited truck-borne water service will be available, with priority being given to health institutions, special homes and schools," WASA said.
For further information, customers can contact WASA's Customer Service Bureau toll free at 800 4420/26.