WASA has a Transformation Plan

WASA has a comprehensive Transformation plan. The plan is anchored on three pillars: a) Organisational transformation, b) network optimisation and c) expansion of water supply.

The Board and Management of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) have noted with disappointment and dismay the Trinidad Guardian’s editorial of Sunday August 14, under the headline “WASA is not a Cinderella Story”, that chose to narrowly focus only on staff reduction, and to assert that the Government’s approach is to simply reduce staff. This is a stance that the Guardian has adopted since the Honourable Minister’s press conference of July 28, 2022 and reflected in their WASA article of the following day.

We wish to assure the national community that the WASA Board of Commissioners, the Minister of Public Utilities and the Cabinet sub-committee have clearly identified and fully appreciate the challenges associated with transforming the Authority.

The plan to transform the Water Authority is, by definition, multifaceted, multi-layered and will involve several coordinated initiatives, including a rate review, widening the use of technology and automation, cost rationalisation, organisational restructure, a reform of governance systems, upgrade of water production, transmission and distribution systems, and stakeholder communications, all of which the Honourable Minister of Public Utilities has detailed on multiple occasions, most recently at in his press conference on July 28, 2022.

The Government’s policy has been set, the Transformation Plan has been approved, and the Board has been given its mandate. The operational rollout is in progress, commencing with a management restructure.

We will report to the nation at critical points as the process progresses.

Corporate Communications Department
2022 August 15