Ruptured main causing disruptions to Curepe and environs

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has advised customers in Curepe and environs, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their water supply that this is due to ruptured 12-inch transmission main off the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Curepe, in the vicinity of the intersection with the Southern Main Road.

WASA says emergency repair works currently underway are expected to be completed by 10 pm today - Wednesday 30th January 2019.

The affected areas include:

WASA moves to update water legislation

As T&T stares down the bar­rel of what of­fi­cials de­scribe as one of the coun­try’s “harsh­est dry sea­sons”, the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) has be­gun the process to up­date the leg­is­la­tion which gov­erns the body.

It would see the in­crease of cur­rent fines as well as wa­ter rates.

WASA: Water disruption in Moruga

Two broken mains along the Moruga Road have resulted in water disruption for customers in the area.
According to a report from the Water and Sewage Authority. The broken 12-inch and 16-inch mains are located at number 288 Moruga Road, Indian Walk, in the vicinity of Jaibo Recreation Club.
The Authority says pipeline repairs are expected to be completed by 6:00 p.m. on Friday January 18th.
The areas affected are: along Moruga Road up To St. Mary’s including: Fifth Company, Cumuto, Cunjal, Samuel Cooper Road, Rochard Douglas Road, Burton Trace And Saunders Trace.

Desalination plant back up and running

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad, who have been affected by the recent unplanned shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that the necessary repairs were completed and the facility was at full production of 40 million gallons daily, as at 10.40 pm on Sunday January 6, 2019.

WASA is further advising customers that it may take up to 24 to 36 hours for the pipe-borne water supply to normalize to some areas in keeping with established schedules.

"Significant" water impact looms with cutback at desalination plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, that they will experience a disruption in their regular pipe-borne water supply, due to a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

The plant is currently producing 10 million gallons per day (mgd), or 25 percent of its capacity.

Icacos residents get water

Christ­mas seemed brighter for res­i­dents of Ce­dros and Ica­cos as the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty made good on its promise to de­liv­er wa­ter to over 600 res­i­dents who were suf­fer­ing for the pre­cious com­mod­i­ty in the lead­up to Christ­mas.

On Christ­mas Eve, res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj said they re­ceived a truck-borne sup­ply at Ram­sey Av­enue, Ica­cos.

“I am so re­lieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sink­ful of dish­es. We are so thank­ful that we got a lit­tle wa­ter.”

No water in Icacos for a month Residents suffer before Christmas

With no wa­ter to bathe her new­born grand­son or boil his ba­by bot­tles, Ica­cos res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj broke down in tears on Mon­day, beg­ging her coun­cil­lor to do some­thing to help her.

"My daugh­ter Stephanie Ma­haraj make ba­by and she came home on Fri­day with my grand­son, but there is not a drop of wa­ter to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of wa­ter for over two months," Ma­haraj said dur­ing an in­ter­view on Christ­mas Eve.

With Christ­mas a day away, Ma­haraj said her home was in a dirty state.