A disruption in the operation of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant has affected the water supply in parts of south and central Trinidad.
The emergency shutdown by the Desalination Company of T&T (DESALCOTT), which normally supplies 40 million gallons of water a day for the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and supplements the supply in central south and west Trinidad, has significantly affected the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA) distribution capacity.
In a release on Monday, WASA said DESALCOTT was assessing the extent of the problem. Affected areas include Caroni, St Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, Vistabella, Gulf View, Union Hall, La Romaine, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, Woodland, Fyzabad, San Francique and Cocoyea.
To mitigate the effects of the supply shortfall, WASA redistributed supplies from its Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants and implemented temporary supply schedules.
Affected customers have been asked to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take 24 to 36 hours for supply to return to normal once the plant resumes full operations.
A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and Government institutions.
For further information or assistance, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/26.