SERVICE DISRUPTION

NORTH OROPOUCHE PLANT TO SHUTDOWN FOR REPAIRS TO LEAK ON 42” TRANSMISSION PIPELINE

Customers in parts of North East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant are advised that a leak has been discovered on the 42 inch transmission pipeline off the Plant located in the cross-country area of Valencia (in the vicinity of Tattoo Trace). The leak, which is located in a different area to those repaired recently also appears to have resulted from the erosion and land slippage.

The Authority is currently mobilizing equipment and materials to commence repair works which will require operations at the North Oropouche Plant to be stopped. Due to the location and the nature of the works required, it is expected that the shutdown will last from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday 3rd September, to 12:00 midnight on Sunday 4th September, 2022.

Customers in the affected areas are advised to manage use of their stored water efficiently, particularly over the period of this disruption.

AFFECTED AREAS EXPECTED RESTORATION OF SERVICE
  • Sangre Grande and Environs
  • Guaico Tamana Road
  • Sangre Chiquito and Toco Road
  • Manzanilla and Environs
  • Cumuto
  • Wallerfield
  • Tumpuna Road
  • Malabar Phases 1, 3 & 4
  • Brazil Village
  • La Horquetta
  • Carapo
  • O’Meara Road (inclusive of Industrial Estate)
  • Mausica Road (North & South)
  • Maloney Gardens
  • Five Rivers
  • Bon Air West
  • Oropune Gardens
12:00 midnight on Sunday 4th September, 2022.

Customers are advised that it may take up to forty-eight (48) hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas, in accordance with established water supply schedules, following the completion of these repairs.

A limited truck borne service will be available upon request. For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

Corporate Communications Department
September 2, 2022