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Several Areas To Be Affected By Cutback In Desalcott Production

A cutback in production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant is cited as the reason for customers of the Water and Sewage Authority in Central and South West Trinidad experiencing low pressures or a disruption in their normal scheduled water supply.

The plant normally supplies WASA with 40 million gallons of water per day.

However, this has been reduced to 36 mgd due to high algae concentrations at this time, in the raw sea water at the intake area of the Plant.

WASA said these conditions are being closely monitored and DESALCOTT has advised the facility will return to normal full production of 40 mgd, as soon as conditions allow.

The normal daily or scheduled supply to the following areas may be affected:

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 further advised that a limited truck borne service is available upon request.

This can be requested through the following self-service options:

  • WASA Services App available via the Play Store or Apple store; or
  • Customer Portal available on the Authority’s website: www.wasa.gov.tt.

Alternatively, customers requiring direct assistance or further information can contact WASA’s

Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.