Rains bring water relief for some

Heavy rains in South Trinidad brought tem­po­rary re­lief to res­i­dents who have been suf­fer­ing from wa­ter short­ages since Jan­u­ary.

As WASA is­sued new wa­ter sched­ules for South and Cen­tral Trinidad, many res­i­dents said they were hope­ful that it would not change and they will be able to en­joy a re­li­able wa­ter sup­ply at least once or twice per week.

At Di­a­mond Vil­lage, San Fer­nan­do, busi­ness­woman Fazee­da Ma­haraj said the rains brought some re­lief as she was able to col­lect some emer­gency sup­plies.

Pay your WASA bill or you'll be cut - Le Hunte

No pay, no wa­ter.

If con­sumers don't pay their wa­ter rate bill they'll be dis­con­nect­ed, says Pub­lic Util­i­ties Min­is­ter Robert Le Hunte.

Le Hunte gave this re­sponse to re­porters in Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day af­ter Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress ac­tivist De­vant Ma­haraj called for peo­ple who do not get wa­ter to boy­cott pay­ing their wa­ter rate bills.

WASA CEO: Brace for more restrictions

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the Wa­ter and Sewage Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) Al­lan Poon King is urg­ing cus­tomers to brace them­selves for more wa­ter re­stric­tions if the dry sea­son con­tin­ues and wa­ter re­stric­tions will re­main in ef­fect.

Al­ready there are wa­ter sched­ules in parts of Trinidad and if the harsh dry sea­son con­tin­ues then Poon King said the au­thor­i­ty will be forced to sched­ule pipe borne wa­ter to two days in some ar­eas.

Poon King was speak­ing to the me­dia at a tour of the at Hol­lis Reser­voir, Va­len­cia yes­ter­day.

WASA: Deficit of 30 million gallons/day due to harsh dry season

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reminding the public that the ongoing harsh dry conditions have significantly impacted water production at several of the authority’s water treatment plants throughout the country, which has resulted in a deficit of approximately 30 million gallons per day in water availability for distribution.

The statement comes as residents and business owners in parts of central and south Trinidad complained publicly about how the lack of water has been impacting their lives and businesses.

Three charged with stealing WASA water

Security officers attached to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) have laid charges against three persons, for the illegal abstraction of water from WASA’s waterworks system, as well as illegal tampering with a fire hydrant, contrary to Section 6 of the Water Works Act 54:41.

The accused of Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin; Espanyol Street, Diego Martin and Fatima Trace, Paramin, Maraval, have each been served with summons to appear at the Port-of-Spain Third Magistrates Court on 24th May 2019, to answer to the charges.