The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North West Trinidad served by the El Socorro Booster Station, who are presently experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that, this is due to ongoing emergency repair of a ruptured 12 inch diameter transmission pipeline, along the westbound lane, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, in the vicinity of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The repair work began on Wednesday 30th December 2020, but due to the nature of the job (including proximity of T&TEC underground utility cables), a delay has occurred. Pipeline repair works are expected to be completed by 10:00 a.m. today – Thursday 31st December, following which the El Socorro Booster Station will be restarted. Road restoration works are however projected to be completed by 12:00 noon today.

Areas affected include:

  • Port-of-Spain
  • Westmoorings
  • St. James
  • Cascade
  • Laventille
  • East Dry River
  • Morvant
  • Cocorite
  • Woodbrook
  • Belmont
  • Gonzales

Customers are further advised that upon restart of the station, it may take up to 24 hours for the pipe-borne service to be normalized to some affected areas. Motorists entering Port of Spain are also advised to use alternative routes where possible. If travelling in the vicinity of the job, motorists are asked to proceed with caution and obey the instructions of traffic control officers.

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
December 31, 2020