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Diesel Found in Water at Caroni Leads to Temporary Stoppage At Water Treatment Plant

by | Feb 25, 2015

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Citizens are being advised to allow their pipes to run and to have their water storage tanks cleaned.

Citizens being serviced by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant are again being advised to be vigilant following a statement issued by the Water and sewage Authority that operators at the plant observed an oily substance in the river which, led to the immediate stoppage of operations at the plant last evening.

The facility was restarted this morning at around 12:45 a.m. this morning after the river was cleared of the oily substance. Additionally, WASA said a clean up and disinfection execrcise, followed at the plant.

The Authority assures customers that the supply from the Plant is safe and meets World Health Organisation standards, however, flushing exercises are currently being carried out, in order to eliminate any residue of the substance that may have entered the distribution system.

Customers served by the Caroni Plant, who may be experiencing a kerosene like smell in their supply are advised not to use the water, but rather, to allow the supply to run until it clears.

Customers with stored supplies are further advised that they may need to empty and clean the walls of their tanks with household cleaning agents before refilling.

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