The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers that it continues to monitor Water Treatment Plants affected by heavy rainfall and corrective work will commence once the weather permits.
Areas affected include those supplied by the Caroni WTP - Santa Cruz, Belmont, Morvant, Cascade, St. James, Cocorite, Kelly, Caroni, Chaguanas, Longdenville, Couva, Carapichaima, Claxton Bay, Gasparillo, Marabella, Pleasantville, San Fernando, La Romaine, South Oropouche, Siparia, Debe, Penal, La Brea and those supplied by other facilities including Toco, Salybia, Valencia and parts of Arima.
In Tobago, all areas from Goodwood to Charlotteville, Scarborough and environs, Bacolet, Hope, John Dial, Mason Hall and Moriah.
The Authority wishes to reassure customers that the water currently being supplied through its distribution system continues to be in compliance with the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality of the World Health Organisation and is safe for use.
If an interruption in supply was experienced in areas which were flooded, customers are advised to boil water which is to be used for drinking, food preparation or personal hygiene.
Alternatively, household bleach can be used to disinfect by adding four (4) drops of bleach per gallon of water (equivalent to 125 milliliters of household bleach to 400 gallons of water).
If bleach is used, water should be left to sit for one hour before use.
For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/26.