The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) wishes to acknowledge that it has experienced challenges recently with the supply of water to customers in the Monkey Town, Barrackpore area. This was due to a combination of issues that included a broken 4-inch diameter distribution pipeline, in the vicinity of Cemetery Street, as well as the emergency shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant last week. This situation affected the water supply schedules to customers particularly at the extremities and elevated areas along the distribution system in parts of South West Trinidad.

The Authority advises affected customers that the Point Lisas Desalination Plant has returned to full production, and repairs have also been completed to the broken distribution pipeline in the area. Customers along some affected streets such as Papourie Main Road, Cottage Road, Harewood Trace and Cemetery Trace, among others, were able to receive a supply on Tuesday 3rd August, 2021. However, there are approximately 25 households located along the elevated areas, which are expected to receive a supply by Thursday 5th August, 2021. In the interim, the Authority will also continue to provide a free truck borne water supply to impacted customers, until their pipe borne supply normalizes.

The Authority apologizes to customers for any inconvenience experienced during the disruption in their service.

Corporate Communications Department
2021 August 04