WASA: Leaking Transmission Pipeline Disrupts Supply To Parts Of North East Trinidad

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WASA: Leaking Transmission Pipeline Disrupts Supply To Parts Of North East Trinidad

Customers in parts of North East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant are advised that a leak has been found on the 42 inch transmission pipeline off the Plant, located in the cross-country area of Valencia.

The leak, which is located in the vicinity of a river, appears to have resulted from the erosion and slippage in the area associated with recent rainfall.

WASA says it is currently mobilizing equipment and materials to commence extensive repair works, which will require operations at the North Oropouche Plant to be stopped from 8:00 a.m. on Thursday 25th August to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday 27th August, 2022.

In light of the extended period of this disruption, customers in the affected areas are advised to maintain or establish a system of storage, over the period of the shutdown, and to also manage their water use efficiently.

Areas affected include: Sangre Grande and environs, Guaico Tamana Road, Sangre Chiquito and Toco Road, Manzanilla and environs, Cumuto, Wallerfield, Tumpuna Road, Malabar Phases 1, 3 & 4, Brazil Village, La Horquetta, Carapo, O’Meara Road (inclusive of Industrial Estate), Mausica Road (North & South), Maloney Gardens, Five Rivers, Bon Air West, Oropune Gardens.

Customers are advised that it may take up to forty-eight (48) hours for the service to normalize to some affected areas, in accordance with established water supply schedules, following the completion of these repairs.

A limited truck-borne water service will be available upon request. For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800- 4420/4426.