Maintenance work is the reason being cited for the temporary ten -day shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination plant.
The Desalcott owned and operated desalination plant, provides 40 million gallons per day to the Water and Sewage and Authority, which is used to supply the Pt. Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.
The planned shutdown will have a significant impact on WASA’s overall water supply position in Trinidad.
In an interview this morning, Communications Specialist at the Water and Sewage Authority Daniel Plenty
sought to give an update on the situation.
He assured customers that they would continue to receive a supply of water, however the frequency of their
supply is what would be affected.
At the press conference yesterday the Authority announced its water supply management plan for the period,
which aims to minimize the impact on customers.
The plan entails the 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 and special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health
institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organisations and accelerate response to leak repair.