Workers at the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) are currently up in arms over the delayed payment of December salaries.
This after an internal memo was sent around to staff on Wednesday (December 19) advising workers that "there has been a delay regarding the payment of salaries."
The company told workers that they were "working assiduously" to have the issue corrected.
Line minister for WASA, Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte, said he was unaware of the issue but was going to look into it immediately.
Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) chairman Romney Thomas has denied that he and his CEO Ellis Burris have been locked in a bitter war over pending mass firings at the water company.
In an internal memo sent to staff on Monday, it stated that Burris was sent on 12 days vacation leave beginning December 17 with immediate effect.
Former CEO Allan Poon King has been acting in Burris’ absence.
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 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 Desalcott owned and operated Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that operation was restarted at the facility at 2 pm on Tuesday at a flow rate of ten million imperial gallons daily (10 mgd).
WASA says repair work is continuing and production will be increased incrementally to full production of 40 mgd as this work is completed.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that this is due to a disruption in the operation of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated plant, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day (mgd), which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South West Trinidad.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South Trinidad served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday December 4, 2018, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
WASA says this is due to a planned power interruption by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) that will affect operations at the Navet Water Treatment Plant.
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.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that heavy rainfall overnight has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities.
This includes the shutdown of several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in North Trinidad, due to a number of issues such as turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.
The affected facilities include Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo and Lluengo & Naranjo WTPs.
Some of the areas affected include:
Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, parts of Arima and Maracas, St. Joseph.