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 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 24th May 2022, due to the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant for emergency repairs to the communication control system 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 be stopped for a maximum period of eight (8) hours, in order to conduct the necessary repairs.

Areas affected include:

Central
  • Caroni
  • Cunupia
  • Caparo
  • Couva
  • California
  • Plaisance Park
  • City of San Fernando
  • Marabella
  • Warrenville
  • Chaguanas
  • Chase village
  • Point Lisas
  • Claxton Bay
  • Pointe a Pierre
  • Vistabella
  • Gasparillo
South West
  • Union Hall
  • Palmiste
  • Duncan Village
  • Gulf View
  • La Romain
  • Otaheite
  • Aripero
  • Avocat
  • San Francique
  • Syne Village
  • Sunrees Road
  • parts of Siparia
  • Quarry Village
  • Pleasantville
  • Phillipine
  • Esperance
  • Bel Air
  • South Oropouche
  • Rousillac
  • parts of La Brea
  • Fyzabad
  • Debe
  • Lowkie Trace
  • Mora Dam Road
  • De Gannes Village

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 shutdown at the Desalination Plant.

Corporate Communications Department
2022 May 23