HEAVY RAINFALL AFFECTS OPERATIONS AT SEVERAL WASA PLANTS IN NORTH TRINIDAD

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad that, heavy rainfall overnight has resulted in an interruption in operations at several of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in North Trinidad, due to turbid river conditions and clogged intakes.

The impacted facilities are:

  • North Oropouche WTP
  • Aripo WTP
  • Quare WTP
  • Luengo & Naranjo WTP
  • Tompire WTP
  • Guanapo WTP
  • Caura WTP
  • Acono WTP

Areas affected include:

  • Toco
  • Valencia
  • Arima
  • La Horquetta
  • Wallerfield
  • Maloney Gardens
  • Bon Air West
  • Parts of Tacarigua
  • Maracas, St. Joseph
  • Matura
  • Sangre Grande and environs
  • Malabar
  • Cumuto
  • Mausica Road (North & South)
  • Five Rivers
  • Oropune Village, Piarco
  • El Dorado

The affected facilities are expected to return to service when river conditions normalize at the various locations. Customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours for the service to normalize to some areas, in accordance with pipe borne water supply schedules.

The Authority wishes to assure customers that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system complies with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation and is safe for use.

For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

Corporate Communications Department
2021 August 15