Emergency shutdown at Point Lisas Desalination Plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their pipe-borne water supply that this is due to an unplanned shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant from 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 13, 2018. This is due to problems that developed with the control systems at the Plant.
 
The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT (which owns and operates the Plant) is currently engaged in assessing the extent of the problem in order to carry out the necessary repairs.
Areas affected include:
 
Caroni St. Helena
Charlieville Chaguanas
Cunupia Carapichaima
Couva Claxton Bay
Marabella Gasparillo
San Fernando Cocoyea
Union Hall La Romaine
Woodland Palmiste
Phillipine Rambert Village
South Oropouche Fyzabad
Avocat Siparia
Penal San Francique
Rousillac Aripero
La Brea
 
The Authority will update customers further on the duration of this disruption in service as more information becomes available.
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 special homes, health care and educational institutions.
The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

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