Reduced production at
Point Lisas Desalination Plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad who are currently without a pipe borne water supply that, this is due to ongoing problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant. Following the initial disruption on Monday December 3, 2018, partial operation of the facility was achieved on Tuesday 4, December 2018.

Current production at the plant is 25 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to a capacity of 40 mgd. The owner and operator of the facility, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has indicated that ramping up of production has been delayed.

As a result of the situation, the Authority has continued re-distribution of water supplies from its Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants to supplement the flows from the Desalination Plant. Customers in the affected areas are again encouraged to manage their water use efficiently as Desalcott continues its efforts to address the problem at their facility.

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.

Corporate Communications Department
December 10, 2018