Desalcott now operating at 50%

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Desalcott now operating at 50%

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has advised that the Point Lisas Desalination Plant has been restarted and is now operating at 50 per cent capacity (20 million gallons).

In an update on Monday, the Authority said the desalination plant, which is owned and operated by DESALCOTT, has been affected by ongoing electrical issues.

As a result, parts of Central and South West Trinidad have experienced disruptions in their regularly scheduled water supply.

DESALCOTT has advised WASA that works are continuing to correct the electrical issue affecting its operations.

Further, DESALCOTT said it will increase its production and water delivery at the earliest.

The shortfall has impacted water supply schedules.

As an interim measure, WASA said it will continue to supplement that shortfall by utilising water from the Caroni and Navet Water treatment Plants, as well as the Point Fortin Desalination Plant.

WASA has also ramped up its truck borne water service.

Affected customers are reminded that a limited truck borne service is available upon request.

This can be requested via the WASA Services App available via the Play Store or Apple store; or the Customer Portal available on WASA’s website.

Alternatively, customers requiring direct assistance or further information can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.