Desal plant shutdown to affect Central and South

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    WASA and Desalcott says the Point Lisas Desalination Plant will shut down from Monday 16th November to Tuesday 24th November 2020 to facilitate maintenance works.

    The planned shutdown will mostly impact the pipe borne water supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad. Desalcott provides 40 million gallons of water daily to WASA, which is used to supply the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, as well as augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.

    In order to mitigate the effects of this supply shortfall on operations, the Authority will
    implement the following measures during the period of shutdown:
     Increased production and 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;
     Special emphasis and arrangements to supply health institutions, homes for
    aged and other government and special needs organisations.

    Some of the affected areas will 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, La Brea.

    Customers are advised to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the
    shutdown and to also manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption.

    This
    can be done by eliminating wasteful practices, as well as repairing leaks and overflowing
    water tanks at home and in business places.