Water disruptions for Sangre Grande and 8 other communities on Friday

Several areas of North-East Trinidad will experience water distruptions on Friday, according to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority.

WASA says maintenance work will result to a cut in supply to nine communities.

The following is WASA's statement:

"Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises its customers in parts of North-East Trinidad, served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be a disruption in their water supply on Friday 26th February 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

WASA issues warning about impersonators

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is warning customers to be careful of people posing as WASA personnel, who do not display identification badges.

This follows allegations of people posing as WASA workers to commit robbery and other crimes.

WASA issued the following statement today:

WASA investigates claim of criminals using WASA uniforms

The Water and Sewage Authority is currently investigating a claim on social media that criminals are posing as WASA employees to get access to private residences for the purpose of robbing them.

WASA Communications Manager Daniel Plenty says the authority is looking into the claims but is asking the public to come forward with any information as to where the alleged instances have happened. 

The allegation went viral on instant messaging platform, What's App.

In the recording, a male voice is heard referring to an incident he said happened not far from where he was.

Fire at WASA Headquarters in St. Joesph

A fire broke out at WASA's headquarters in St. Joseph today.
According to our sources, the blaze began in the registry department on the second floor of the main administration building.

CNC3 understands the blaze was contained to the second floor which also houses the corporate communications and health and safety departments.

Fire officials say the blaze began shortly before five this afternoon.
We are told that the I-T department and data centre are located on the third floor directly above the blaze.

Residents evacuated following leak at WASA Paramin Plant

A chlorine leak at WASA's Paramin Base Station has forced the evacuation of some residents of Woodbine Gardens, Maraval.

WASA says the evacuation was precautionary and the authority explains that within minutes of receiving the call at seven o'clock this morning, it was able to contain the leak.

WASA's Communications Manager Daniel Plenty says residents have since been given the all clear to return to their homes.