In seven days the Name and Shame Disconnection exercise by the  Water and Sewage Authority  has collected fourteen million dollars as it seeks to recover 506 million dollars in outstanding revenues.

A media release Tuesday from the state-owned utility explained disconnection crews have been deployed in areas in East, North, West , Central and South Trinidad as well as Tobago,  cutting off the water supply to properties whose occupiers had failed to settle outstanding arrears, with domestic customers owing WASA 356 million dollars.

The disconnection campaign focused on areas in Sangre Grande yesterday where the domestic and commercials customers owe the Authority 25 million dollars.

WASA added, in terms of the sum collected as of February 7th, a drastic jump in payments has been seen at the St Joseph Rate Payment Centre where there was more than a three hundred percent increase.