Water Woes in Central, South from Monday

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RESIDENTS in some parts of Central and South Trinidad will experience a disruption in their pipe-borne water supply beginning from 12 noon on Monday (Nov 8) to Saturday (Nov 13) due to a planned shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

In a release on Friday, the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA) stated that the shutdown was due to planned maintenance works for five days.


WASA indicated that Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant provides 40 million gallons of water to WASA daily, which was 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 stated it will implement the following measures during the period such as;
  • Increased production and re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet water treatment plants,
  • Implementation of temporary supply schedules;
  • Ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;
  • Increased water trucking capacity; and
  • Special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations.


The areas affected will 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 and La Brea.


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