EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN

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 the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, due to what has been described as raw water quality issues.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated Plant, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd). DESALCOTT has indicated that they are currently experiencing poor raw water quality issues, causing operations at the facility to be stopped. It should be noted that DESALCOTT has not been able to provide a timeframe for the restart of the plant. The Authority is in constant communication with the company and will provide a further update on when the Plant will return to service, as soon as this information becomes available.

Areas affected include:

CENTRAL

  • Caroni
  • Chaguanas
  • Couva
  • Claxton Bay
  • San Fernando
  • Gasparillo
  • Warrenville
  • Caparo
  • Pt Lisas
  • Plaisance Park
  • Vistabella
  • Cunupia
  • Chase village
  • California
  • Pointe a Pierre
  • Marabella

SOUTHWEST

  • Union Hall
  • Phillipine
  • Gulf View
  • South Oropouche
  • Aripero
  • Fyzabad
  • Quarry Village
  • Syne Village
  • Mora Dam Road
  • Pleasantville
  • Duncan Village
  • Bel Air
  • Otaheite
  • parts of La Brea
  • parts of Siparia
  • San Francique
  • Lowkie Trace
  • Palmiste
  • Esperance
  • La Romain
  • Rousillac
  • Avocat
  • De Gannes Village
  • Debe
  • Sunrees Road

Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 48 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 Desalination Plant.

Corporate Communications Department
2021 September 06