Heavy rainfall affects supply to parts of north Trinidad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers that heavy rainfall overnight has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities. This includes the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in North Trinidad, due to a number of issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities include Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo and Lluengo & Naranjo WTPs.

Some of the areas affected include:

Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima and Maracas, St. Joseph.

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalise 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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