WASA says its water is safe to drink amid lead-contamination fears

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.

Unipet service stations not affected by water in gas problem

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.

NP investigates water in gas at service stations

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".

Water disruptions in South Trinidad on Wednesday

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

Water disruptions in Caura district on Tuesday

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers served by the Caura Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Tuesday 8th November, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate repairs to leaks on the transmission main. 

Areas to be affected include:

* College Road

* Madoo Hill

* Eastern Main Road from Orange Grove Road to Dickson Street

* Pentecostal Road

* Henry Road

* Goya Road

* Caura Royal Road

VIDEO: WASA leak floods Claxton Bay junction

While thousands complain of water shortages across the country, the people of Claxton Bay were literally flooded with it this morning as a WASA main burst at the Claxton Bay and Southern Main Road junction, leaving residents and motorists stranded.


Residents say they had noticed a leak in the pipeline since last week but that it continued to worsen until they awoke this morning to see the area completely flooded out.

Water disruptions for Santa Cruz, San Juan, Champ Fleurs and surrounding areas

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers served by the Valsayn A and B Booster Stations that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Wednesday 28th September 2016 between the hours of 8 am and 12 midnight.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate planned maintenance works required to improve operations at this facility.

A statement from the authority says the affected areas will include:

* Along the Eastern Main Road from St. Joseph to San Juan

* Champs Fleurs

* Petit Bourg