The Point Lisas Desalination Plant will be shut down from November 27th to December 3rd. According to a press release from WASA, this is to facilitate maintenance works.
The shutdown will mostly impact the pipe borne water supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad. The Desalcott owned and operated plant, provides 40 million gallons daily to WASA, which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.
To mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on operations, the Authority will implement the following measures during the period of shutdown: Increased production and re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants;
Implementation of temporary supply schedules;
Ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs;
Increased water trucking capacity;
Special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organizations.
Some of the affected areas will include: Caroni, St. Helena, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Cunupia, Carapichaima, Couva, Claxton Bay, Marabella, Gasparillo, San Fernando, Cocoyea, Union Hall, La Romaine, Woodland, Palmiste, Phillipine, Rambert Village, South Oropouche, Fyzabad, Avocat, Siparia, Penal, San Francique, Rousillac, Aripero, La Brea.
Customers are advised to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the shutdown and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption. This can be done by eliminating inefficient practices, as well as repairing leaks and overflowing water tanks at home and in business places.