The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Arima, served by the Guanapo Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Friday 7th April 2017, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate planned maintenance work at the Plant.
Areas that would be affected include:
* Pinto Road
* Calvary Hill
* The Town of Arima (Areas north of Broadway)
* Bypass Road
* Demerara Road
* Guanapo Road
* La Retreate Road
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says tests done on the water leaving its treatment plants have shown that it is safe o drink.
The tests were done after concerns of lead contamination from the Guanapo Landfill.
WASA Chairman Romney Thomas, hosted a news conference today.
The following is his statement at the news conference.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is seeking to assure customers and the general public that the water it produces meets and exceeds guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for potable or drinking water quality.
This comes following statements reportedly made during the sitting of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Enterprises Committee on Wednesday 15th February 2017, which raised issues of alleged lead contamination at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant in particular.
Service providers Unipet, says its fuel stations are not affected by the problem of water in gas.
A statement by Unipet says, "Unipet CEO, Dexter Riley announced today that the Unipet chain of gas stations remains unaffected by the recent unfortunate gasoline contamination incident. Having reviewed their operations, Unipet would like to reassure its customers that its fuel is not contaminated."
Unipet is serviced directly by Petrotrin.
The company told CNC3 that it recently had a problem with diesel supplied to its service stations that affected some vehicles.
The National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP) says it is aware of reports of fuel being contaminated with water at a few service stations.
This follows claims by the Petroleum Dealers Association, that eight gas stations received fuel on Monday with water in it.
In a brief statement issued this morning, NP said it "wishes to assure the public that this is a contained situation and that NP remains committed to ensuring that its investigations and analysis of the matter are concluded as quickly as possible".
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of South Trinidad served by the Navet Water Treatment Plant that there will be a disruption in their water supply on Wednesday between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.
WASA says this is to facilitate pipeline interconnection works at the raw water station of the plant.
The affected areas will include:
* Princes Town New Grant
* Malgretoute Barrackpore
* Williamsville Borde Narve
* Buen Intento St. Mary’s
* Manahambre Marabella
* Rio Claro Gasparillo