Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Image courtesy Desalcott.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) has announced the disruption in their water supply in parts of Central and South Trinidad on Friday 15th October, 2021 due to emergency repairs being done at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Details follow in this press release from WASA: 

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad that, there will be a disruption in their pipe borne water supply from today – Friday 15th October 2021, due to the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant for emergency repairs to a 42-inch diameter raw water pipeline at the facility.  

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated facility, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd). DESALCOTT management has indicated that operations at the plant will ramp down throughout the day and production will halt by 6:00 p.m. today, however no timeframe has been given for the completion of the repair works.  

The Authority will remain in constant communication with the company on the progress of repairs and will provide an update, as soon as further information becomes available.  

Areas affected include:  


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  

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.  

Customers are asked 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.  

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26. A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.  

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Desalination Plant.