Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Image courtesy Desalcott.

Parts of Central and South-West Trinidad currently experiencing low water pressures or no water supplies because of emergency maintenance works presently ongoing at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, according to an advisory issued by the Water and Sewerage Authority, this morning.

WASA is encouraging customers to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 48 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

The Authority also is giving assurances that a limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.

The WASA advisory explains that the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) owned and operated Plant is in the process of assessing and carrying out the required maintenance works; however, a completion time is not available at present. WASA is in constant communication with the company and will provide a further update on when the Plant will return to service, as soon as this information becomes available.

The DESALCOTT plant normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd).

Areas affected include:

Central Trinidad — Caroni, Warrenville, Cunupia, Chaguanas, Caparo, Chase village, Couva, Pt Lisas, California, Claxton Bay, Plaisance Park, Pointe a Pierre, City of San Fernando, Vistabella, Marabella, Gasparillo

South-West Trinidad — Union Hall, Pleasantville, Palmiste, Phillipine, Duncan Village, Esperance, Gulf View, Bel Air, La Romain, South Oropouche, Otaheite, Rousillac, Aripero, parts of La Brea, Avocat, Fyzabad, parts of Siparia including De Gannes Village and Quarry Village, San Francique, Debe, Syne Village, Lowkie Trace, Sunrees Road, Mora Dam Road.

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420 and 800-4426.