WASA to implement water restrictions soon

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WASA to implement water restrictions soon

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it is preparing to implement water restrictions as the dry season approaches its peak.

Yesterday WASA chairman Ravindra Nanga revealed however that is just a precautionary measure.

But emphasised yesterday that it is a precautionary measure and there is no water crisis.

He was speaking at a news conference at the Ministry of Public Utilities’ head office at Tragarete Road, Port of Spain.

Nanga noted that WASA would usually implement restrictions at the beginning of the dry season in January, but he said the Authority has been managing its resources efficiently and has fared well up to now.

However, he said information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has indicated upcoming drier-than-normal conditions, and the Authority will be implementing the restrictions “soon”.

Meteorologist Gary Benjamin said yesterday the probability for extreme, drier-than-normal conditions was “moderate” for both Trinidad and Tobago as the dry season progresses.

Regarding rainfall levels, he said the averages were so far “under par” for both Trinidad and Tobago.