SERVICE INTERRUPTION
CENTRAL & SOUTH-WEST TRINIDAD

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advices customers in parts of Central and South-West Trinidad, served by the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, of a disruption in their normal water supply from today - Saturday 20th May to Wednesday 24th May, 2017.  

This is due to ongoing emergency repairs to a broken 48 inch pipeline at the Desalcott owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Production at the Plant has been reduced from 40 to 10 million gallons per day (mgd), while the repair works are being carried out.

Areas affected include:

Caroni, Felicity, Charlieville, Cunupia, Chaguanas, Chase Village, Carapichaima, Endeavour, Montrose, Point Lisas, Couva, Claxton Bay, Vistabella, Marabella, Gasparillo, San Fernando, Gulf View, Duncan Village, Pleasantville, Union Hall, La Romaine, Palmiste, Phillipine, Woodland, South Oropouche, Rousillac, Boodoosingh,  Avocat, Fyzabad, parts of Siparia, De Gannes Village, Debe and parts of Penal.

In order to manage the deficit caused by the disruption at the Point Lisas Desal Plant, the Authority has amended its temporary water supply schedules, which can be viewed on our website via this link MayTempSchedule ; Facebook page and Twitter. The Authority will also be redistributing water from the Navet Water Treatment Plant and Point Fortin Desalination Plant, in order to minimize the impact of this disruption.

Customers are further advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take 12 to 24 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

For further information or assistance customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26. A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to schools, health care institutions and special homes.

The Authority apologises for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Desalination Plant.