WASA: Operations at Caroni WTP have been normalized


    WASA says operations at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant have been normalized.

    It also assures that water being produced at the plant is safe and meets WHO standards.

    WASA says some discoloration of the supply may occur as operations on the transmission systems are stabilised, and is advising that the water be left to run until it clears.

    Yesterday WASA was forced to temporarily shut down the Plant, following an increase in the turbidity* of the water at the Caroni River intake.

    The company says as of 1pm today, the raw water quality in the River had improved, with the production rate at is 70 million gallons daily (mgd) as compared to a capacity of 75 mgd.

    It also reminds persons that it may take up to 48 hours for the pipe borne supply to normalize to some of the affected areas in keeping with established water supply schedules.


    *Turbidity is a measure of the degree to which water loses its transparency due to the presence of suspended particulates e.g. sediment.