Customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad are without water or experiencing low water pressure due to a cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.
This follows an unplanned shutdown of the facility on Saturday for approximately seven hours and the subsequent restart at a reduced production of 29 million gallons per day due to ongoing emergency repairs at the plant.
In a release, the Water Sewerage Authority (WASA) said the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) usually supplies the plant with 40 million gallons of water daily.
The plant will deliver a reduced production throughout the period of repairs, which are expected to be completed by midnight tonight.
Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently as it may take up to 24 hours for the supply to normalise to some affected areas after the plant returns to full operation.
Customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4220/26 for more information. A limited truck borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, healthcare and government institutions.
For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420 and 800-4426.