ACT OF VANDALISM AFFECTS
WATER SUPPLY TO PARTS OF
NORTH EAST TRINIDAD

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad, served by the Aripo Water Treatment Plant, who are presently experiencing a disruption in their normal pipe borne water supply, that this is due to the facility being out of operation following an act of vandalism.

On Monday 10th February 2020, the Raw Water Station at the facility was found to have been broken into and a significant portion of the electrical panels, cables and wiring was damaged or removed. The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) also suffered loss of equipment on their poles in the immediate area and the Authority is currently working with them to have the issues corrected and the facility returned to service by 6:00 a.m. on Thursday 13th February, 2020.

Areas to be affected include:

In order to mitigate the impact of this disruption, the Authority will be redirecting water supplies from other sources in North East Trinidad to provide a limited pipe borne water service to affected areas. A limited truck-borne water service will also be available with priority given to special homes, health care institutions and schools.

For further information or assistance, customers can also contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.

The Authority apologises for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

Corporate Communications Department
February 11, 2020