There has been a reduced production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant which will result in no water for several customers in Central and South West Trinidad.
A release issued by the Water and Sewerage Authority said there have been ongoing problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
Following the initial disruption on December 3, partial operation of the facility was achieved on the following day.
The authority has confirmed that current production at the plant is 25 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to a capacity of 40 mgd.
“The owner and operator of the facility, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has indicated that ramping up of production has been delayed,” the release said.
As a result of the situation, the authority has continued re-distribution of water supplies from its Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants to supplement the flows from the Desalination Plant.
“Customers in the affected areas are again encouraged to manage their water use efficiently as Desalcott continues its efforts to address the problem at their facility,” the release added.
For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/26.
A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.
WASA has apologised for the inconvenience caused as a result of this situation at the Desalination Plant.
Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat