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.
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.
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.
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.
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.