The Point Fortin Desalination Plant is expected to undergo planned electrical maintenance during this week, which will result in an interruption in the normal pipe borne water supply in parts of Point Fortin and La Brea supplied by the facility.

According to an advisory from the Water and Sewerage Authority, the facility will be out of operation from 7:00 am to noon on Tuesday 26th January 2021, and thereafter operating at 50% capacity through to 4:00 pm on Thursday 28th January 2021.

WASA explains that the Seven Seas Water Unlimited owned and operated Point Fortin Desalination Plant, normally delivers 5.6 million gallons per day (mgd) to the Authority, which is used to supply Point Fortin and parts of La Brea.

It assures that a limited truck-borne water service will be available, with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.

In addition, customers are advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas.

Areas to be affected include:

Parrylands, Egypt Village, Cochrane, Salazar Trace, Huberts Town, Gonzales, Brighton Cato, Lot 10, Harriman Park, New Village, Reservoir Hill, Clifton Hill, Point Fortin (Proper), Techier, Mahaica, Vance River, Fanny Village and Vessigny.

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