The Caroni Water Treatment Plant and Point Lisas Desalination Plant would be shut down at the weekend to facilitate interconnection works at the new Savonetta Booster Station.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) stated that supply to customers in Central and South West Trinidad served by the plants would be interrupted from 4 a.m. on Friday to 8p.m. on Saturday.
WASA advised that during the period of the supply interruption, the Authority will be unable to provide a supplemental supply to most of the affected areas. As such, it is vital for customers in the impacted areas to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the disruption and to also manage their water use efficiently, a release stated.
WASA stated that it will implement measures to mitigate some effects of the disruption. These include re-distribution of supply from the Navet Water Treatment Plant and Point Fortin Desal Plant; increased water trucking capacity and ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs. WASA stated that special emphasis and arrangements would be made to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations.
“This disruption has become necessary in order to facilitate interconnection works at the new Savonetta Booster Station, as well as other pipeline maintenance works at various points along the Caroni South Trunk Main. The completion of these works will improve the reliability of service to customers in several areas within the Central and South West regions,” WASA stated.
Customers were further advised that it may take between 24 to 48 hours for the service to normalize to some areas in accordance with established water supply schedules.
For further information or assistance please contact WASA's Customer Call Centre toll free at 800 4420/26.