Parts of North East Trinidad are without pipe-borne water at present because of a problem at the Aripo Water Treatment Plant.

And an official statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the issue won’t be fully solved until Thursday 13 February, 2020.

According to the statement, WASA says the disruption in the normal pipe borne water supply is due to the facility being out of operation, following an act of vandalism.

WASA says on Monday 10 February 2020, the Raw Water Station at the facility was found to have been broken into and a significant portion of the electrical panels, cables and wiring were either damaged or removed.

In addition, the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) reportedly suffered loss of equipment on their poles in the immediate area as well.

WASA says it is working with T&TEC to rectify these issues and have the facility returned to service by 6:00 a.m. on Thursday.

In order to mitigate the impact of this disruption, the water authority will be redirecting water supplies from other sources in North East Trinidad to provide a limited pipe borne water service to affected areas. A limited truck-borne water service also will be made available—with priority given to special homes, health care institutions and schools.

The affected areas include:

• Santa Rosa Heights

• Train Line Road off Pinto Road

• Tumpuna Road between Henrise & Malabar Road Extension

• Malabar Road Extension between Pro Queen Street and Ackbarali Trace

WASA says customers needing further information or assistance can contact the Customer Call Centre toll free, at 800-4420 or 800-4426.