Parts of South West Trinidad currently are without a pipe-borne water supply, and may not see relief before tomorrow night, at the earliest.
According to a release from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the dry taps are because of a ruptured 36-inch pipeline in the vicinity of the South Oropouche Booster Station.
As a result, those customers served by the station are currently experiencing an interruption in their water supply.
WASA says emergency repair works are expected to be completed by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday 11th April 2020.
WASA customers are reminded that following the completion of repairs, it may take up to 48 hours for the pipe borne water supply to normalize to some affected areas, in keeping with established water supply schedules.
Areas affected include:
• South Oropouche • St. Mary’s Village
• Otaheite • San Francique
• Dow Village • Syne Village
• Aripero • Fyzabad
• Rousillac • Avocat
• Chinese Village • Siparia Old Road
• Sobo • De Gannes Village
• Quarry Village • Santa Flora
The Authority has given assurances that a limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes and health care institutions.
For further information or assistance, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420 or 800-4426.