REDUCED PRODUCTION 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 in some cases no water that, this is due to a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated facility, which normally supplies the Authority with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd), has indicated that production was reduced to 20 mgd, as a result of high algae levels impacting raw water conditions.

DESALCOTT could not provide a timeframe for the restoration of full production, however the Authority will maintain communication with the company and provide subsequent updates.

Areas affected include:

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

Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions. For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the cutback in operations at the DESALCOTT plant.

Corporate Communications Department
2022 July 11