The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Port-of- Spain and environs that there will be a disruption in their water supply from 8 tonight until 6p.m. tomorrow Wednesday 3rd August.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to carry out emergency repairs to a broken 21″ transmission main along Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, in the vicinity of the Light House.
Areas to be affected include: southern part of Port of Spain including Wrightson Road and Independence Square, as far north as Duke Street; Morvant and Barataria.
Customers are advised that following the completion of repairs, it may take between 2 to 4 hours for the service to normalize to affected areas.
Motorists travelling along the east bound lane of Wrightson Road are advised to proceed with caution in the vicinity of the job site, and obey the instructions of the Police Officers on duty.
As an alternative, motorists travelling east bound along Wrightson Road may use South Quay and Broadway to access the Beetham Highway and bypass the work area.
For further information or assistance, customers are asked to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/4426.
The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.
Meanwhile….the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association is advising businesses, homeowners and residents in the outer areas of Port of Spain, to adopt relief measures in order to reduce the impact of water supply interruption tonight and tomorrow.
In a media release sent a short while ago, DOMA advised business operators, particularly those in the food service industry, to ensure that all their reserve tanks are full.
DOMA also advised that all business operators, homeowners and residents should try to store water and implement conservation measures until a regular supply of water is restored.
They also assured that they are pressing WASA for a long term solution to the ongoing situation of major leaks developing along WASA’s main Port of Spain supply line.