Cutback in Production
at Pt. Lisas Desalination Plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, served by the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that there has been an unforeseen delay in the completion of emergency repair works at the facility.

The owner and operator of the Plant, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) has provided the Authority with a revised completion time of midnight tonight - Thursday 2nd July 2020, with ramp up to full production by 12.00 noon on Friday 3rd July, 2020.

DESALCOTT normally supplies the Authority with 40 million gallons of water daily (mgd), which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South West Trinidad.

Areas affected include:

  • Caroni
  • Charlieville
  • Cunupia
  • Claxton Bay
  • Gasparillo
  • Gulf View
  • La Romaine
  • Phillipine
  • Woodland
  • San Francique
  • St. Helena
  • Chaguanas
  • Carapichaima
  • Marabella
  • Vistabella
  • Union Hall
  • Palmiste
  • Rambert Village
  • Fyzabad
  • Cocoyea

Customers are further advised that it may take up to 24 hours for the scheduled pipeborne water supply schedules to normalise to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

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 and health care institutions.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

Corporate Communications Department
July 02, 2020