VANDALS STEAL ELECTRICAL CABLES, DISABLING THICKE VILLAGE BOOSTER STATION

Vandals struck the Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) Thicke Village Booster Station, overnight on Wednesday 29th June 2022 disabling the facility as the electrical cables were stolen.

The Authority strongly condemns this senseless act of vandalism, which has left approximately 40,000 persons across parts of Siparia and Penal, without a pipe borne water supply.

The extent of the damages at the booster station located along Small Trace, Thicke Village Siparia, has been assessed. Preliminary reports indicate stolen and damaged electrical wiring, breach of one of the walls at the facility to gain entry to the building and a felled electrical pole.

The Authority advises affected customers that it may take up to 48 hours to complete the extensive repair works, required to return the facility to operation.

AFFECTED AREAS EXPECTED RESTORATION OF SERVICE
Quarry Road, along SS Erin Erin Road from Siparia Market to Fyzabad Field Trace, Santa Flora, Bacanno Hill, Skinner Trace, La Brea Trace, Sudama Village, along Guapo Road from Mulchan Trace to Fyzabad Junction, De Gannes Village, Syne Village, La Brea Trace, Katwaroo Trace, Ragoonanan Trace, Batchyia Trace, La Costena, Dil Mohammed, Bernnard Trace, Debedial Road. 12:00 noon on Saturday 2nd July, 2022

Customers are further advised that following the completion of these works, it may take twenty-four (24) hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas.

Members of the public are encouraged to report all acts of vandalism or suspicious activity they observe at the Authority's installations to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Authority’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.

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

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

Corporate Communications Department
2022 June 30