Operations at several parts of North Trinidad where WASA, Water Treatment Plant facilities are located have been stopped.
This due to heavy rainfall associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Karen.
According to a media release by WASA, Water Treatment Plants have been stopped due to issues such as turbid river conditions, siltation and power failures.
The following areas have been affected:
Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Guanapo, Caura, Acono, Luengo/Naranjo, Santa Cruz and Tucker Valley.
Some of the areas affected include also include:
Toco, Salybia, Matura, Valencia, parts of Arima, Malabar, Santa Rosa, El Dorado, Tacarigua, parts of Tunapuna, Maracas – St. Joseph, Santa Cruz, Carenage, Chaguaramas, among others.
WASA advised that the affected facilities are expected to return to service when conditions normalise at the various locations.
In view of this situation, customers are advised to manage their water use efficiently, as it may take up to 24 hours after restart of the facilities for the restoration of their scheduled pipe borne water supply.