The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) has completed scheduled maintenance works and has returned to service, the Water and Sewerage Authority has confirmed in statement issued a short while ago.
According to the release, Desalcott restarted their operations on Monday 5 December 2022, ramping up production which resumed supply to WASA, allowing it to effect distribution to areas of South Trinidad.
In addition, WASA reports that on Tuesday, December 6, Desalcott was forced to conduct emergency repairs to a leak at their facility, which resulted in reduced flows from the facility to the Authority.
“This temporary setback lasted four hours from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm,” WASA explained. “The facility was brought back into full operation and production ramped up to 40 MIGD (million gallons daily) by midnight, Tuesday 6 December 2022.”
The Desalcott owned and operated plant provides 40 million gallons daily (MIGD) to WASA, which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.