WASA shuts Caroni Treatment plant down due to ruptured chemical dosage line

WASA shuts Caroni Treatment plant down due to ruptured chemical dosage line

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in areas of North, Central and South West Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant, who may have experienced a disruption in their water supply today – Friday May 21, 2021 that, this was due to a shut down at the facility for emergency maintenance works.

This follows a rupture that occurred on a chemical dosage line overnight, which affected the treatment process at the facility.

The Authority in a release issued this afternoon said it is aware that some customers may have experienced an unusual taste, feel or smell in their water supply due to this occurrence.

Repair to the ruptured line has been completed and operation at the facility was restarted at approximately 1:00 p.m. Flushing of the transmission and distribution systems is ongoing and the supply should normalize within 24 hours.

The Authority also says customers can conduct their own internal flushing by allowing their water supply to run as required until the unusual taste or smell clears.

The Authority apologized for inconvenience caused by the incident.

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