WASA fixes broken main but it may take 36 hours to normalise supply

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.

Schools affected by water shortage expected back to normal Tuesday

The Ministry of Education says it empathises with students, teachers and staff who were affected by the disruption of service to the Caroni Water Treatment Plant.

Some schools were forced to close their doors earlier than expected as a result of having no water on the compound.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia thanked teachers and students for their commitment to teaching and learning and acknowledged that unforeseen circumstances like today can become hindrances to the learning process.

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.