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Stock up on water as Desal Plant shuts down

Thursday, January 11, 2018

There will be a planned shutdown of Desalination Plant at Point Lisas to facilitate maintenance works from January 15 to 20 and the Desalination Company of T&T (Desalcott) will be implementing measures to mitigate a shortfall on the water supply.

Desalcott said the shutdown will affect the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA) overall supply position in Trinidad.

Its desalination plant provides 40 million gallons 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.

WASA is advising customers to maintain/establish a system of storage over the period of the shutdown and manage 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.

The temporary supply schedules will be published in the press, as well as on WASA’s website:; Facebook page: WASA Trinidad & Tobago; and Twitter: @wasatnt.

For further information, assistance or to request a truck-borne delivery, customers can contact WASA’s Customer Call Centre toll-free at 800-4420/26.

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