Trinidad Express / An unplanned shut down of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant would cause disruption to water supply in parts of Central and South West Trinidad.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) stated in a media release that the plant was shut down at 8pm on Tuesday.

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago – DESALCOTT which owns and operates the plant is currently engaged in assessing the extent of the problem in order to carry out the necessary repairs, the Authority stated.

The Authority will update customers further on the duration of this disruption in service as more information becomes available, it stated.

For further information or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll free at 800-4420/26.

A limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and educational institutions.


Areas affected 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

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