water

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.

WASA: Glencoe water shortage due to mechanical problems

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Glencoe served by the Park Booster Station, who are currently experiencing low water pressures or no water supply that, this is due to mechanical problems being experienced at the facility.

WASA says repairs works currently underway are expected to be completed by 6 pm today.

The affected areas include:

The Park La Horquette Valley Road

Glencoe Estate Glencoe Heights

Glencoe Villas Westvale Park

Primco Drive Irish Avenue

Gittensdale Edgehill Drive

Gulf View

WASA: Water problems in Central Trinidad due to unforeseen delay in repairs

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad, served by the Freeport Water Treatment Plant, who have been experiencing a disruption in their water supply, that this is due to an unforeseen delay in the completion of pipeline relocation works at the Freeport Todds Road Bridge B1/1, which commenced on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

WASA says the ongoing work at the site is now expected to be completed by 2:00 p.m. today – Thursday June 21, 2018.

The affected areas include:

Water shortages in parts of Central Trinidad on Wednesday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Central Trinidad, served by the Freeport Water Treatment Plant that there will be a disruption in their water supply on Wednesday June 20, 2018, between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline relocation works at the Freeport Todds Road Bridge B1/1.

The affected areas will include:

Water disruptions in Maracas, St Joseph tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in Maracas, St. Joseph served by the Acono and Luengo & Naranjo Water Treatment Plants, that there will be a disruption in their supply on Tuesday 29th May 2018.

WASA says this is due to planned electrical works by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission that will affect the power supply to both water treatment plants between the hours of 9 am to 1 pm.

WASA says it will take between 4–6 hours for scheduled pipe borne water supply schedules to normalize thereafter.

Pages