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Emergency Shutdown At Point Lisas Desalination Plant

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad there will be a disruption in their pipe borne water supply from 9:30 a.m. on May 24th.

It says this is due to the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant for emergency repairs to the communication control system at the facility.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT owned and operated facility, normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day.

DESALCOTT management has indicated operations at the Plant will be stopped for a maximum period of eight hours, in order to conduct the necessary repairs.

Areas affected include:


Caroni, Warrenville, Cunupia, Chaguanas, Caparo, Chase village, Couva, Point Lisas, California, Claxton Bay, Plaisance Park, Pointe a Pierre, City of San Fernando, Vistabella, Marabella, Gasparillo.

South West

Union Hall, Pleasantville, Palmiste, Phillipine, Duncan Village, Esperance, Gulf View, Bel Air, La Romain, South Oropouche, Otaheite, Rousillac, Aripero, parts of La Brea, Avocat, Fyzabad, parts of Siparia including De Gannes Village and Quarry Village, San Francique, Debe, Syne Village, Lowkie Trace, Sunrees Road, Mora Dam Road.

Customers are asked to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 48 hours for the supply to normalize to some affected areas, after the Plant returns to full operation.

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26. A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.

The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused as a result of this shutdown at the Desalination Plant.