The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is experiencing severe problems with the distribution of water to Arima.
This is the result of a shortfall of five million gallons of water per day being produced by the Hollis Reservoir.
This has gravely impacted residents of Valencia, Arima, Arouca, La Florissante and other areas.
A media release from Arima Mayor Balliram Maharaj yesterday stated that, after consultation with Minister of Public Utilities Marvin Gonzales, he was advised that the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is experiencing severe problems with the distribution of water.
According to the release, the mayor was told that WASA had begun accessing water from Guanapo and Aripo to supplement the shortfall at the Hollis Reservoir.
Gonzales also disclosed that WASA is in the process of engaging more contractors to assist with providing truck-borne water to affected residents, stated the release.
It added that the drilling of three wells in Aripo has commenced to further offer relief to those affected by the shortfall and therefore residents in Arima and Santa Rosa can expect a return in their water supply soon.
In addition, recent rainfall in East Trinidad had resulted in an additional one million gallons of water at the Hollis Reservoir, the release stated.
Maharaj said he was thankful for the intervention by the minister and his technical team for their efforts in trying to resolve the acute water shortage in Arima.