Cedros Water Woes: High Leakage, Supply Issues

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

RESIDENTS of Cedros and Icacos are set to receive an improved water supply soon as projects are in place to increase the distribution flow.

Minister of Public Utilities Marvin Gonzales acknowledged the challenges faced by frustrated residents as highlighted by Cedros local government councillor Shankar Teelucksingh and others who said they were happy for the Tuesday rains.   


Based on information received from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Gonzales told AZP News on Tuesday evening that there was a supply versus demand deficit in the Granville area where the Granville Water Treatment Plant is situated.

That plant services Cedros, Icacos and environs.

He said, “The gap will be narrowed through the addition of a new ground water well estimated at 200,000 gallons per day under the Capital Investment Programme. This project will be completed within this financial year. This is expected to improve the level of service. Residents within Icacos and Cedros areas are expected to receive an improved level of service.”


Residents had a further disruption in water supply when a vehicular accident occurred along the Southern Main Road in Cedros crashing into a T&TEC pole and there was further damage to the water main by T&TEC. 

Repairs were completed on Saturday and on the same day, there was a power disruption during the morning period affecting plant and wells.

Gonzales told AZP News that there were two leaks located along Granville Old Road and Cedros Community Center which were scheduled to be repaired on Wednesday.

Under the Capital Investment Programme, WASA has also identified the replacement of the high leakage main along Granville Old Road as well as upgrade of the distribution main from Perseverance Road to Icacos schedule for 2024-2025.

“This pipeline has been classified as a high leakage pipeline and identified for replacement,” Gonzales said.

WASA crews were currently on an aggressive leak drive and continue to repair all leaks within the network spanning over 27 kilometres from Granville to Icacos and surrounding areas, he said.

 Gonzales added, “All assets at the Granville water works continue to operate reliably and within designed parameters.”


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