No water for La Brea & Pt. Fortin following flood at HPL

No water for La Brea & Pt. Fortin following flood at HPL

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said that the Point Fortin Desalination Plant being is out of operation.

This followed the failure of a water tank at the Heritage Petroleum (HPL), Point Fortin Compound resulting in flooding of the underground electrical cable system at the plant.

HPL said it was in the process of conducting an engineered hydro test to assess the integrity of Tank 27 at the Adventure Tank Farm in Pt Fortin when there was a failure of the tank wall causing a leak.

The leak caused the sea water, utilised in the hydro test, to flow out of the tank, overflowing the bunded area and into the roadway and the nearby Atlantic LNG compound.

As a result, customers in the Point Fortin and La Brea area may experience an interruption in their pipe borne water supply.

Seven Seas Water (Trinidad) Unlimited, which owns and operates the Point Fortin Desalination Plant, is assessing the situation at the plant to determine the duration of the disruption.

The Point Fortin Desalination Plant normally provides the Authority with 5.6 million gallons per day (mgd), which is used to supply Point Fortin and parts of La Brea.

Areas affected include:

  • Point Fortin proper
  • Parrylands
  • Cochrane
  • Mahaica
  • Lot 10
  • Savannah
  • Harriman Park
  • Clifton Hill
  • Reservoir Hill
  • Fanny Village
  • New Village
  • Salazar Trace
  • Pilgrim Street and environs
  • parts of Techier
  • Vance River
  • Merrimac
  • Vessigny
  • TGU
  • La Brea (up to the Pitch Lake)

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

The Authority apologises for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

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