No water for parts of North East as thieves steal panels and cables from WASA

No water for parts of North East as thieves steal panels and cables from WASA

The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad, served by the Aripo Water Treatment Plant, who are presently experiencing a disruption in their normal pipe borne water supply, that this is due to the facility being out of operation following an act of vandalism.

On Monday, the Raw Water Station at the facility was found to have been broken into and a significant portion of the electrical panels, cables and wiring was damaged or removed.

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) also suffered loss of equipment on their poles in the immediate area and the Authority is currently working with them to have the issues corrected and the facility returned to service by 6:00 a.m. on Thursday 13th February.

The affected areas include:

  • Santa Rosa Heights
  • Train Line Road off Pinto Road
  • Tumpuna Road between Henrise & Malabar Road Extension
  • Malabar Road Extension between Pro Queen Street and Ackbarali Trace

In order to mitigate the impact of this disruption, the Authority will be redirecting water
supplies from other sources in North East Trinidad to provide a limited pipe borne water
service to affected areas.

A limited truck-borne water service will also be available with priority given to special homes, health care institutions and schools.

For further information or assistance, customers can also 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.