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 presently experiencing low water pressures or no water that, this is as a result of a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant. This follows an unplanned shutdown of the facility on Saturday 12th December 2020 for approximately seven hours and the subsequent restart at reduced production of 29 million gallons per day (mgd) due to ongoing emergency repairs at the Plant.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – (DESALCOTT) owned and operated Plant normally supplies the Authority with 40 million gallons of water daily. However, the Plant will deliver reduced production throughout the period of repairs, which are expected to be completed by 12:00 midnight on Monday 14th December, 2020.

The areas affected include:

  • Caroni
  • Charlieville
  • Cunupia
  • Point Lisas Housing Development
  • Claxton Bay
  • Gasparillo
  • Cocoyea
  • La Romaine
  • Phillipine
  • Woodland
  • San Francique
  • Rousillac
  • Siparia
  • St. Helena
  • Chaguanas
  • Carapichaima
  • Couva
  • Marabella
  • San Fernando
  • Union Hall
  • Palmiste
  • Rambert Village
  • Fyzabad
  • Debe
  • La Brea

Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently as it may take up to 24 hours for the supply to normalize 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, health care and government institutions.

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

Corporate Communications Department
December 13, 2020