Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tens of thousands will have less water for 10 days beginning Tuesday

Central and South Trinidad will be put on a water rationing system starting Tuesday morning to facilitate a 10-day shutdown of the desalination plant at Pt. Lisas. That's about 45 per cent of consumers.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) will be reducing the number of hours during which consumers will have pipe borne water. However, the supply would not be interrupted for longer than 12 hours in any instance. 

The authority has advised consumer to check the hours when water would be shut off in their respective areas to minimise inconvenience. 

You can check by calling the following numbers, including the generic national number: 800-LEAK (800-4420/4426)
Other numbers:
  • 326-3252 
  • 362-1122
  • 342-4422
  • 318-1613
  • 721-4590
  • 490-9528
  • 721-4788
Please click on this link to check the schedule for your location to know when the water would be shut off.

WASA is deploying 83 water trucks to service areas where a reduced pipe borne supply becomes insufficient or unreliable. 

The desal plant produces 30 million gallons of water a day. The shutdown reduces the daily supply from 223 million gallons to 193 million gallons.

WASA has said that it is doing its best to provide the population with a water supply over the next 10 days. However it has advised consumers to conserve water where possible.

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Jai & Sero

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
Amit, Heather, Fuzz, Aj, Jiv, Shiva, Rampa, Sero, Jai