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WASA says the Pt Lisas Desalination Plant is back at full production

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.

 

WASA: Water problems in Penal and environs due to electrical problem

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Penal and environs served by the Penal Water Treatment Plant, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their regular pipe borne water supply that this is due to electrical problems at the plant.

WASA says pepair works currently underway are expected to be completed by Saturday July 28, 2018.

Areas affected include:

WASA: Desalcott production up to 82%

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the latest update from the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott), owner and operator of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, is that the facility is currently operating at about 82% capacity and is currently delivering approximately 33 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to the contracted flow of 40 mgd.

WASA says this is in keeping with their projected ramping up of production as they continue to address operational issues which arose at the facility.

Liquid water lake discovered under surface of Mars

Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars.

What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across.

Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the Martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of water on the planet in the present day.

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past.

Disruptions continue in Central, South as Desalination Plant production not fully restored

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South Trinidad that, further to the last update announcing the recommencement of operation at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant at 12 noon on Saturday July 21st, 2018 that, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) (the owner and operator of plant) is still in the process of ramping up production and is currently delivering approximately 25 million gallons daily (mgd) to WASA.

WASA: Morvant water problems due to mechanical problems at plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advising customers in parts of Morvant, served by the Lady Young Booster Station, who are currently experiencing a disruption in their regular pipe-borne water supply that, this is due to mechanical problems that occurred at the station on Sunday July 22nd, 2018.

WASA is presently assessing the extent of the repair works required to return the facility to operation and will provide a later update on the expected timeframe for the completion of the repairs.

Areas affected include:

Desalcott repairs to run until Friday evening

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, who are impacted by the present shutdown at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant that emergency repair works at the facility are expected to be completed by 6 pm on Friday 20th July, 2018.

Desalcott - the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago, which owns and operates the Desalination Plant, has been carrying out emergency repair works on the mechanical and electrical systems at the facility, since the problem occurred overnight on Tuesday 17th July, 2018.

Water disruptions in St James and environs on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in St. James and environs that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Friday 20th July 2018, between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
 WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline diversion and interconnection works at Serpentine Road, St. Clair.

Areas to be affected include:

Emergency shutdown of desalination plant puts 20 communities out of water

Twenty villages are experiencing water shortages due to an emergency shutdown of the Desalcott plant.

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 mechanical and electrical problems at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, resulting in the facility being out of operation.

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