Pensioner Patsy Thomas whose daily plight to get water was highlighted by the Guardian will get her own pipe-borne water supply soon.
Thomas, 70, in an interview, said officials from the Water and Sewerage Authority visited her home at King's Wharf and promised to install a standpipe near her home.
Thomas said she was overjoyed that she will no longer have to fill buckets of water daily to cook, wash and bathe. Thomas said she never expected the outpouring of love she received from the public after the story was highlighted.
She said she often experiences excruciating back pain and was looking forward to the time when she could simply turn on a tap and bathe.
An employee from the Ministry of Public Utilities said she was also hoping to arrange for Thomas to get a water tank through the Ministry's assistance programmes.
On Wednesday, Patsy was seen pushing four buckets of water on a trolley from a standpipe at King's Wharf, San Fernando a few hundred metres from her home.
She said while some people were suffering only during the dry season, her difficulties getting water to her home is an ongoing problem throughout the year.
On Tuesday, WASA said the water challenges being experienced will continue throughout May into July.
Based on predictions from the T&T Meteorological Service (TTMS) and the Barbados based Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) the month of May was projected to experience below normal rainfall. T&T continues to be under a drought watch, through to July, along with Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Hispaniola, St Kitts and St Vincent among others.