The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it has noted the continued circulation of an erroneous WhatsApp voice message stating that “half of the water treatment plants have been shut down due to dirty water and the other half would be shut down in a matter of hours”.
WASA notes that it has issued updates on the status of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and, at the height of the heavy rainfall, a maximum of 17 were affected – 11 in Trinidad and six 6 in Tobago out of a total of 78.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers affected by disruptions at several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) caused by recent heavy rainfall that work towards normalising service is continuing.
WASA says that through those efforts, the Guanapo WTP in Trinidad and the Richmond, Hillsborough West, Highlands Road and Kings Bay WTPs in Tobago having been put back into operation.
Plants which continue to be affected include the Caroni, Quare, Tompire and Matura WTPs in Trinidad and the Charlotteville Intake in Tobago.
The University of the West Indies will resume classes tomorrow.
In a press release issued today Campus officials advised students that all classes will resume tomorrow, October 23rd.
This includes classes on the Main Campus and off Campus sites (inclusive of Department of Creative and Festival Arts on Gordon Street and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Mt. Hope sites).
UWI officials stated that whilst classes resume, the Campus continues to operate at a reduced capacity.
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The sailing of the Galleons Passage on Monday October 22nd has been cancelled due to electrical issues.
In a press relase today NIDCO stated both the 6 am from Port of Spain and 4 pm from Scarborough are cancelled.
According to the release the boat is now docked at the Port in Port of Spain and work is on going by the technical team to address electrical issues identified.
The authority apologised for any inconvenience caused and thanked the public for their understanding.
The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers that it continues to monitor Water Treatment Plants affected by heavy rainfall and corrective work will commence once the weather permits.
The Public Transportation Service Corporation says it will be providing free shuttle service to and from Port-of-Spain and San Fernando today for those who need transportation.
This service started at 8 am for the Port-of-Spain to San Fernando route leaving at City Gate and immediately on the San Fernando to Port-of-Spain route, leaving at the Bus Terminal.
The service will continue every hour.
More Caribbean Airlines domestic flights continue to be disrupted by the adverse weather conditions at both Piarco and Arthur NR Robinson International Airports.
Passengers trying to get to the airport in Trinidad have been unable to pass through flooded routes.
Caribbean Airlines, in a statement earlier today, said all affected passengers are being accommodated on alternative flights.
In addition, the airline said it will begin to operate a jet service from 1.45 pm today to clear the backlog of passengers.
The Met of Trinidad and Tobago’s latest Adverse Weather Alert advisory is at Orange Level.
However, the current weather pattern bringing extensive rains across the country is set to continue until 6 pm Tuesday.
The Tobago Festivals Commission advises that the Blue Food events have been cancelled for the rest of today.
Inclement weather and flooding on access roads to the venue make conditions hazardous for patrons attempting to access the venue.
The TFC will make an announcement later this evening regarding tomorrow’s activities.
The public is assured that the venue is prepared and well drained, so if there is a break in the weather, tomorrow’s activities can continue as planned.