Point Lisas desalination plant to shutdown for maintenance works

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has advised the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) of a planned four-day shutdown of its Desalination Plant at Point Lisas to facilitate maintenance works.

The planned shutdown will impact the overall pipe borne water supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad and is scheduled to take place from Monday 8th October to Thursday 11th October 2018, with a 36 hour period thereafter for full operations to be restored. 

The Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant, provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA. This water is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.

In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on operations, the Authority will implement the following measures during the period of shutdown.
• re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants;
• implementation of temporary supply schedules;
• ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;
• increase water trucking capacity;
• special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations;
• accelerate response to leak repair.

Customers are advised to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the shutdown and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption. This can be done by eliminating wasteful practices as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.

Customers are further advised that the temporary supply schedules will be available on the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago and Twitter: @wasatnt. For further information, assistance or to request a truck borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

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