In light of the alert that the Caroni Water Treatment Plant will be shut down today, affecting the water supply to parts of north, central and south Trinidad, CEO of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Alan Poon King said that the authority has identified the specific work to be done and allotted a 12-hour period for it.
The shutoff will take place from 6 am-6 pm, and Poon King said: “The nature of the work we are doing requires the flow be stopped to get to the components we needed to do work on.
“We are also taking the opportunity to do a number of activities, including electrical, control and civil works.”
Poon King said the system will take a while before it is fully restarted, and warned customers they may receive a discoloured supply.
With regards to Desalcott, which is also scheduled for a shutdown, Poon King said this planned shutdown by Desalcott will take place later in November.
Details of this would be made public in the coming weeks, but he urged customers to store water adequately and conserve as much as possible.