Central and South Trinidad will be without a daily supply of water from Monday 30th September 2019 to October 16th, 2019.
According to the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA), the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) plans to shut down some of its plants in order to complete maintenance works. As it stands, the plants which are situated on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate supplies 40 million gallons of water to WASA daily. The water is then distributed to the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and flows through the taps of residents who live in South and Central. But with the scheduled shutdown, those who are served by the plants will be without a pipe-born supply of water.
Over 500,000 residents from the following areas will be affected: Aripero, Avocat, Caroni, Carapichaima, Chaguanas, Charlieville, Claxton Bay, Cocoyea, Couva, Cunupia, Fyzabad, Gasparillo, La Brea, La Romaine, Marabella, Palmiste, Penal, Phillipine, Rambert Village, Rousillac, San Fernando, San Francique, Siparia, South Oropouche, St. Helena, Union Hall, Woodland.
In an effort to assist with the inconvenience, WASA has established short-term supply schedules. For example, water will be distributed to some parts of South Trinidad at least once a week. Other initiatives include using water from the Caroni and Navet Swamps and the use of water trucks to service other areas.
There are also arrangements to have water delivered to top-priority institutions such as schools, elderly homes, and health organizations.