Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Image courtesy Desalcott.

The Water and Sewerage Authority has confirmed that repairs were completed ahead of time at  the  Point  Lisas Desalination Plant, which led to the plant restarting ahead of schedule from its planned shutdown.

Both WASA and Desalcott (Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago) previously had advised customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad that operations were scheduled to resume on Monday 23rd November 2020.

However, in a news release, WASA reports that it began receiving water from the plant on  Sunday  22nd November, and by Monday, was able to deliver to consumers 36 million gallons per day (mgd).

WASA advises that work is continuing at the facility towards attaining full production and delivery of 40 million gallons per day (mgd).

Customers are reminded that it may take up to 48 hours for the pipe borne water supply to normalize to some areas, in keeping with established schedules.

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