WASA workers angry over late pay

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.

WASA chairman: No fight with CEO over dismissals

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.

No water in parts of Trinidad

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.

WASA: Desalination Plant back up, water returns to Central, South Trinidad

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.

Shutdown of Desalination Plant affecting thousands of homes

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.

Water disruptions in South Trinidad tomorrow

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.

Nine water treatment plants shut down following overnight rain

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.