WASA assures truck-borne water supply to keep Maracas, Las Cuevas Beach facilities open

The Ministry of Tourism says it has received a commitment from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to supply a truck-borne water supply service at both the Maracas and Las Cuevas Beach Facilities to address the water shortage issue.

The Ministry says that as a result, both facilities will remain open to the public.

The statement notes that this water shortage is a perennial issue as a result of the dry season.

It says that improving water supply reliability is vital to maintaining smooth operations at the facilities for visitors, tenants and staff.

WASA promises improved supply for Todds Road, Penal Rock Road

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it will be embarking on some projects to help improve the water supply on Todds Road and the Penal Rock Road.

This follows protests by residents on Monday over poor water supply.

WASA issued a statement Tuesday, outlining its plans to improve the supply:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) wishes to advise customers in the Penal Rock Road and Todds Road areas of the following in relation to their water supply:

Fiery protests at Todds Road & Penal Rock Road over water, road conditions

Traffic disruptions this morning along the Penal Rock Road and Todds Road in Caparo, following fiery protests by residents.

Residents lit debris on the Penal Rock Road to protest the lack of water in their area while residents in Todds Road are protesting poor water supply and bad road conditions.

The protests caused traffic on both roads, as many teachers and students returned to school after the Easter holidays.

Police intervened on both sites to clear the debris.

Water disruptions in North West Trinidad next week

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) 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 19th April 2017 between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to undertake planned maintenance works at the facility.

Affected areas will include:

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

* Champs Fleurs

* Petit Bourg

Water disruptions in Arima on Friday

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
* Maturita
* Demerara Road
* Guanapo Road
* La Retreate Road

WASA reveals findings of tests on water showing it's safe to drink

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.