No water before 5pm in South-West Trinidad

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 20:00

Residents of communities in South-West Trinidad will have to wait until 5pm before their water supply is restored.

WASA says the repairs that were to be completed by 9am today, are still being done.

But even though the restoration work will be done by 5pm, WASA says it will take a longer time for the flow of water to normalise.

The following is a statement from the authority:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of South-West Trinidad, served by the Point Fortin Desalination Plant, who continue to experience a disruption in their supply that this is due to ongoing emergency repair works being conducted at the Seven Seas Water, owned and operated Desalination Plant.

These repairs are associated with the maintenance works at the Plant, which commenced at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday 21st July 2016 and was scheduled for completion at 9:00 a.m. today – Friday 22nd July 2016.

These works are now expected to be completed by 5:00 p.m. today.

Areas affected include:

* Parrylands

* Cochrane

* Brighton Cato

* Harriman Park

* Reservoir Hill

* Point Fortin (Proper)

* Mahaica

* Fanny Village

* Salazar Trace

* Egypt Village

* Gonzales

* Lot 10

* New Village 1, 2 and 3

* Clifton Hill

* Vance River

* Vessigny

* Cap de Ville

Customers are further advised that it may take four to six hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas following restart of the Plant. For further information, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.

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