Heavy rainfall affects operations at several WASA plants in North Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers that heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours has impacted operation at some of its water treatment facilities.  This includes the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failure.

The affected facilities include the Caroni Water Treatment Plant where production has been reduced from 75 million gallons daily (mgd) to 55 mgd, while operation was stopped at the Tompire, Matura, Hollis, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Areas affected include those supplied by the Caroni WTP - Santa Cruz, Belmont, Morvant, Cascade, St. James, Cocorite, Kelly, Caroni, Chaguanas, Longdenville, Couva, Carapichaima, Claxton Bay, Gasparillo, Marabella, Pleasantville, San Fernando, La Romaine, South Oropuche, Siparia, Debe, Penal and La Brea and those supplied by other facilities including Toco, Salybia, Valencia, parts of Arima, El Dorado, Tacarigua, Maracas - St. Joseph, among others.

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalize at the various locations. In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.

The Authority wishes to assure customers that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system complies with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation and is safe for use.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

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