WASA

Water disruption in Central Trinidad on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad, served by the Carlsen Field Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate emergency repairs to a ruptured raw water main along Marshall Road, Carlsen Field.

Areas to be affected include:

WASA seeking to restore supply to North-East customers Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their normal pipe borne water supply schedule that, this is due to mechanical problems at the facility.

WASA says emergency repair works currently being carried out are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday.

Areas affected include:

WASA seeking to restore water to South customers tonight

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Duncan Village, Union Hall and Pleasantville who are presently experiencing a disruption in their pipe borne water supply that, this is due to a broken 16-inch diameter pipeline along the San Fernando Bye Pass.

Emergency repair works are expected to be completed by 9 pm tonight.

Areas to be affected include:

* Duncan Village

* Union Hall

* Pleasantville

Arima water shortage to be resolved Sunday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Arima, served by the Aripo Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their regular pipe-borne supply that this is due to a broken 16-inch transmission main and a 6-inch distribution main, along the Eastern Main Road, Wallerfield (in the vicinity of the Old Double Bridge).

Repair works to both mains, which were damaged as a result of the recent flooding, are expected to be completed by Sunday 28th October, 2018.

The areas affected include:

· Santa Rosa Heights

All WASA plants back up and running

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that, following the recent flooding, all water production facilities in Trinidad and Tobago have been returned to service.

WASA says that work to address a mechanical problem at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant is ongoing where production is currently 70 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to normal production of 75 mgd.

It says the issues there are expected to be fully corrected by October 27th, 2018.

WASA: All plants in Tobago back to normal, two in Trinidad still down

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers affected by disruptions at several Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) caused by recent heavy rainfall that all its plants in Tobago have been returned to full operation, while only two facilities continue to be affected in Trinidad.

Pipe borne water supply schedules from water production facilities which have been returned to service are expected to return to normal over the next 36 - 48 hours as communities affected by flooding continue their clean up efforts.

WASA debunks WhatsApp message on water situation

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it has noted the continued circulation of an erroneous WhatsApp voice message stating that “half of the water treatment plants have been shut down due to dirty water and the other half would be shut down in a matter of hours”.

WASA notes that it has issued updates on the status of its Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and, at the height of the heavy rainfall, a maximum of 17 were affected – 11 in Trinidad and six 6 in Tobago out of a total of 78.

WASA $91m a month wage shocker

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.

WASA assures water problem resolved

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.

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