Water should begin flowing through taps later today in areas in North Trinidad affected by a rupture in a line at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant.
WASA said repairs to a 48-inch transmission line at the Caroni Water Treatment plant have been completed.
Areas affected by a drop in supply because of the leak on the line will gradually see a full restoration of their service.
However, they did not give an exact time as to when full production would be restored.
Director of Operations Shaira Ali said the north transmission system from the Caroni Plant services systems from Oropune Gardens to St James including Santa Cruz, Port of Spain, Laventille, Hololo, St Joseph, Champs Fleur and Mt D’or.
“As we commence restoration of the supply this morning we are at 30 percent of capacity and we will start the immediate flushing at different points to limit any discoloration that we would have in the system as it is now, in effect in start-up procedure,” she said.
“We do anticipate that customers who are at the lower elevation will receive their supply first and as pressures increase and as we continue to ramp the system up in a couple of hours we will see the introduction of the other booster stations to supply the reservoirs, which is the Picton Reservoirs, the Laventille Reservoirs, at Morvant, we will start seeing them being filled to supply the customers at elevated areas,” she added.