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.
Even though the Water and Sewerage Authority says maintenance works at the Caroni Water Treatment plant should be completed by Tuesday, residents of Woodland, Penal, and Debe say its been weeks since they received pipe-borne water.
Long before the plant was partially closed, resident Roma Maharaj of Tulsa Trace, Penal, said they have been experiencing water shortages.
“Sometimes we have to spend $350 to get three tanks of water. In the past, we have paid up to $700 for water,” she claimed.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North-West Trinidad served by the El Socorro Booster Station that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Sunday 31st March 2019, between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.
This has become necessary in order to facilitate repairs to two (2) defective valves along the pipeline transmission system.
Areas to be affected include:
Residents of Upper Long Circular Road, St James have shared a video with us, highlighting a leaking water main.
The resident say that since December they have made calls for the authorities to fix the problem.
The residents have shared the video to raise awareness to the situation, in light of the current restrictions on water.
The video has been sent to WASA for action.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad that there would be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday, between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.
This has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline interconnection works at the B1/1 Bridge, Marchin Road, Caroni.
Areas to be affected include: Charlieville (East), Caroni Savannah Road (from the Gas Station to Sumarie Trace), Pierre Road (inclusive of all side streets) and Felicity.
As T&T stares down the barrel of what officials describe as one of the country’s “harshest dry seasons”, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has begun the process to update the legislation which governs the body.
It would see the increase of current fines as well as water rates.
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 Point Lisas Desalination Plant, that the necessary repairs were completed and the facility was at full production of 40 million gallons daily, as at 10.40 pm on Sunday January 6, 2019.
WASA is further advising customers that it may take up to 24 to 36 hours for the pipe-borne water supply to normalize to some areas in keeping with established schedules.