From Monday a planned shutdown for maintenance works will be take place at the desalination facility in Point Lisas.
The Water and Sewage Authority says it has been advised of the situation which will last until October 24th.
WASA said the shutdown will have a “significant impact” on its overall supply position in Trinidad.
The desalination plant provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA, which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South-West Trinidad.
In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on its operations, WASA said it has implemented:
- redistribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants
- implementation of temporary supply schedules
- ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs
- increased water-trucking capacity
- special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations
- accelerated response to leak repair.