WATER USE RESTRICTIONS
STILL IN PLACE

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the "Authority") reminds customers and the general public that the Water Use Restrictions implemented on January 28th, 2019 remain in effect. These restrictions pertain to the use of hosepipes and any similar apparatus for the purpose of, among other things, watering private gardens and or washing private motor cars, which is prohibited in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Act Chapter 54:40 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago (the "Act").

This reminder is in light of the current harsh Dry Season, which is having a negative impact on water production at several of the Authority’s surface water treatment facilities throughout Trinidad and Tobago. This situation is affecting the reliability of supply to various communities, particularly those which are elevated or at the extremities of the distribution system. However, some persons not directly affected, have been engaging in the wasteful use of water as prohibited under the restrictions.

Therefore, customers and the general public are further reminded that, under the Act, the Authority has the responsibility for administering the supply of water and promoting the conservation and proper use of water resources as follows:

The Authority will be stepping up its surveillance for compliance with the above water use restrictions and will be pursuing the prosecution of persons found to be in breach of the said restrictions. Any person found in breach of this prohibition is liable to a fine upon summary conviction.

Corporate Communications Department
May 21, 2020