At a time when the country is engrossed in the possible fallout of the Petrotrin refinery closure, comes word that monthly salaries at the state-run Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) run at more than $91 million. This pays some 5,150 permanent employees and means in one year the authority spends over $1.1 billion in salaries alone.
WASA chairman Romney Thomas gave those figures in response to questions from the Sunday Guardian about the authority’s wage bill.
“Average monthly salary and wages $91.475m,” Thomas wrote via Whatsapp.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the water supply has been restored to most affected communities in North Trinidad, served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant following completion of repairs to the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway on Tuesday.
However, WASA says some areas will experience low pressures and in some cases, no water due to above normal demand.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North Trinidad who have been impacted by the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway, that repairs, have been completed.
WASA says the re-commissioning of the system commenced around 8.20 am but it is advising customers that it may take up to 36 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to be normalized to some areas.
It says a limited truck-borne water service is available with priority given to special homes, health-care and educational institutions.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers and members of the public that its administrative services have been disrupted today – Wednesday 22nd August 2018, as a result of the seismic activity impacting the country.
WASA says it is currently in the process of assessing the structural integrity of several of its offices and other facilities.
As such, it says the Customer Call Centre toll free numbers: 800-4420/26, along with its Customer Service Centres will remain closed today – Wednesday 22nd August, 2018.
The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in St. James that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Thursday 9th August 2018, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
This has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline diversion and interconnection works at Serpentine Road St. Clair.
Areas to be affected include:
The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers that heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours has impacted operations at some of its water treatment facilities.
Several of the Water Treatment Plants throughout North Trinidad were shut down due to various issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.
The Water Treatment Plants affected are:
-Luengo & Naranjo and
The Water and Sewerage authority WASA says heavy rainfall over the past few hours has impacted operations at some of its water treatment plants.
In a statement, WASA says the heavy rainfall over the past 24 to 36 hours has caused it to shut down its treatment facilities in north Trinidad because of river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.
The authority says the affected treatment facilities are Tompire, Grand Riverie well #1, Matura, Aripo and Guanapo to name a few.
The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers that they will soon have a resumption of their normal water supply as the Point Lisas Desalination Plant is back up at full production.
According to a statement issued today, WASA said the facility returned to full production of 40 million gallons daily on Saturday.
Customers are further advised that over the next 24 to 48 hours, it is expected that the pipe-borne water supply will normalise to affected areas, in keeping with established schedules.