The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has advised the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) of a planned shutdown of its Point Lisas Desalination Plant to facilitate maintenance works.

The planned shutdown, which is scheduled to take place from 12:00 noon on Monday 8th November to Saturday 13th November 2021, will mostly impact the pipe borne water supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad. The Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant, provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA, which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.

In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on operations, the Authority will implement the following measures during the period of shutdown:

Some of the affected areas will include:

  • Caroni
  • Chaguanas
  • Couva
  • Gasparillo
  • Union Hall
  • Palmiste
  • South Oropouche
  • Siparia
  • Rousillac
  • St. Helena
  • Cunupia
  • Claxton Bay
  • San Fernando
  • La Romaine
  • Phillipine
  • Fyzabad
  • Penal
  • Aripero
  • Charlieville
  • Carapichaima
  • Marabella
  • Cocoyea
  • Woodland
  • Rambert Village
  • Avocat
  • San Francique
  • La Brea

Customers are advised to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the shutdown and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption. This can be done by eliminating inefficient practices, as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.

Customers are further advised that temporary supply schedules for the period of the shutdown, will be available on the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago and Twitter: @wasatnt from Monday 8th November, 2021. For further information, assistance or to request a truck borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

Corporate Communications Department
2021 November 05