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Ruptured WASA main causes water woes in East

Saturday, May 17, 2014
WASA workers assess the damage to the 42” North Oropouche Transmission Main off the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima yesterday. PHOTO courtesy WASA

The water supply to approximately 98,000 customers along the East-West Corridor was affected on Thursday night and yesterday when a water main ruptured in Arima. The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is urging customers to use water wisely. The line was repaired at 5.25 pm yesterday, the company said in a media statement yesterday.



WASA's corporate communications head, Ellen Lewis, confirmed the 42-inch transmission main near Food Basket, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Arima, had ruptured around 9 pm on Thursday. In a release yesterday, Lewis said it might have resulted from a weak point or fault on the line. She said repairs began early yesterday morning and were scheduled to continue for 36 hours. In the meantime, Lewis said a limited truck-borne service was available, with priority being given to health institutions, special homes and schools. 


WASA advised customers that they were currently flushing the lines and there will be a gradual restoration of the water supply by today.


Affected areas:

 La Horquetta
 Malabar Phases One, Three and Four
 Tumpuna Road North and South
 Brazil Village
O'Meara Road
 Signature Park
 Mausica Road
 Oropune Gardens
 Sunrise Park
 Five Rivers
Cane Farm 
 Golden Grove Road, Arouca.