Water supplies will return to normal across the country within
the next four days, WASAs general manager Wayne Joseph
His comments came following complaints of water woes from
people in the San Francique and Fyzabad regions.
Other areas of the country, including the North and Central,
have also been affected by the problem, which developed because
of a problem at the desalination plant in Pt Lisas. In a phone
interview yesterday, Joseph said production at the desalination
plant has begun to improve following an increased rate of
have gone back up to production by some seven million gallons
a day. Last week we were producing seven million gallons a
day, but right now the production has gone back up to 14 million
gallons a day, Joseph said.
He added that within the next three to four days, production
will resume to normal.
Joseph said water supplies were slowly returning to some areas.
are scheduling the water supply so that some areas will get
water at nights and other areas will get water by day,
He said that those areas which have not received water should
contact WASA and request a truck-borne water supply.
Meanwhile at Wellington Road, water supplies resumed on Monday
night. Residents stayed up late filling tanks. At Pleasantville,
water also returned to the taps, but by morning it was gone.
Councillor for La Brea Junior Thompson, said residents who
had been complaining of a lack of water last week received
water as well.
Some parts of Penal, Claxton Bay and Gasparillo, however,
were still without water. Fyzabad MP Chandresh Sharma said
he received more than 100 calls yesterday from people who
are without water. He called on WASA to immediately distribute
truck-borne water to the people.
Last week, WASA issued a statement indicating that customers
in North and South would experience an irregular water supply
because of a major shortfall in water production at the desal
The Desalination Company of T&T (Desalcott) is contracted
to supply 24 million gallons of water a day.
Desalcott began experiencing problems at the facility on April
3 and the situation deteriorated, resulting in a production
level of seven million gallons.
The matter was expected to have been rectified yesterday,
but Joseph said it may take a further three days for production
to return to normal.