EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN

AT POINT LISAS DESALINATION PLANT

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad that, there will be a disruption in their pipe borne water supply from today – Friday 15th October 2021, due to the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant for emergency repairs to a 42 inch diameter raw water pipeline at the facility.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated facility, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd). DESALCOTT management has indicated that operations at the plant will ramp down throughout the day and production will halt by 6:00 p.m. today, however no timeframe has been given for the completion of the repair works.

The Authority will remain in constant communication with the company on the progress of repairs and will provide an update, as soon as further information becomes available.

Areas affected include:

CENTRAL

  • Caroni
  • Chaguanas
  • Couva
  • Claxton Bay
  • City of 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
  • parts of Siparia
  • San Francique
  • Lowkie Trace
  • Pleasantville
  • Duncan Village
  • Bel Air
  • Otaheite
  • parts of La Brea
  • De Gannes Village
  • Debe
  • Sunrees Road
  • Palmiste
  • Esperance
  • La Romain
  • Rousillac
  • Avocat
  • Quarry Village
  • Syne Village
  • Mora Dam 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 October 15