A shutdown is scheduled for the Point Lisas Desalination Plant between Sunday 27th November and Saturday 3rd December 2022.
According to WASA, the plant’s owner, Descalcott, will be doing maintenance works will which mostly impact pipe borne water supply in parts of Central and South Trinidad.
However, WASA says, to mitigate the impact of the shutdown, it will increase production and re-distribution of supply from the Caroni and Navet Water Treatment Plants, implement temporary supply schedules, ensure capacity storage at critical service reservoirs, increase water trucking capacity and place special emphasis and arrangements to supply schools, health institutions, homes for aged and other special needs organizations.
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 and La Brea.
NB: The dates for the shutdown were adjusted in this article following an updated media release sent by WASA, correcting their original media release on the matter.