WASA

Nine water treatment plants shut down following overnight rain

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is  advising customers that heavy overnight rainfall has negatively impacted operations at several of its surface water treatment facilities.

This has resulted in the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failure.

The affected facilities include the Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Six water treatment plants affected by overnight rains

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that heavy rainfall overnight has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities.

This includes the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in North Trinidad, due to a number of issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities include Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo and Lluengo & Naranjo WTPs.

Some of the areas affected include:

Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima and Maracas, St. Joseph.

Water disruption in Central Trinidad on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad, served by the Carlsen Field Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate emergency repairs to a ruptured raw water main along Marshall Road, Carlsen Field.

Areas to be affected include:

WASA seeking to restore supply to North-East customers Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their normal pipe borne water supply schedule that, this is due to mechanical problems at the facility.

WASA says emergency repair works currently being carried out are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday.

Areas affected include:

WASA seeking to restore water to South customers tonight

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Duncan Village, Union Hall and Pleasantville who are presently experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that, this is due to a broken 16-inch diameter pipeline along the San Fernando Bye Pass.

Emergency repair works are expected to be completed by 9 pm tonight.

Areas to be affected include:

* Duncan Village

* Union Hall

* Pleasantville

Arima water shortage to be resolved Sunday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Arima, served by the Aripo Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their regular pipe-borne supply that this is due to a broken 16-inch transmission main and a 6-inch distribution main, along the Eastern Main Road, Wallerfield (in the vicinity of the Old Double Bridge).

Repair works to both mains, which were damaged as a result of the recent flooding, are expected to be completed by Sunday 28th October, 2018.

The areas affected include:

· Santa Rosa Heights

All WASA plants back up and running

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that, following the recent flooding, all water production facilities in Trinidad and Tobago have been returned to service.

WASA says that work to address a mechanical problem at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant is ongoing where production is currently 70 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to normal production of 75 mgd.

It says the issues there are expected to be fully corrected by October 27th, 2018.

WASA: All plants in Tobago back to normal, two in Trinidad still down

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers affected by disruptions at several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) caused by recent heavy rainfall that all its plants in Tobago have been returned to full operation, while only two facilities continue to be affected in Trinidad.

Pipe borne water supply schedules from water production facilities which have been returned to service are expected to return to normal over the next 36 - 48 hours as communities affected by flooding continue their clean up efforts.

WASA debunks WhatsApp message on water situation

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.

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