Nine water treatment plants shut down following overnight rain

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:30

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is  advising customers that heavy overnight rainfall has negatively impacted operations at several of its surface water treatment facilities.

This has resulted in the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) throughout North Trinidad due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failure.

The affected facilities include the Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Caura, Luengo & Naranjo and Acono WTPs.

Areas affected include: Toco, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima, El Dorado, Tacarigua, parts of Tunapuna, Maracas - St. Joseph, among others.

WASA says the affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalize at the various locations.

It says that in view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours thereafter for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.