Parts of North East Trinidad are without pipe-borne water at present because of a problem at the Aripo Water Treatment Plant.
And an official statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the issue won’t be fully solved until Thursday 13 February, 2020.
According to the statement, WASA says the disruption in the normal pipe borne water supply is due to the facility being out of operation, following an act of vandalism.
Farmers at Depot Road in Longdenville are calling on an intervention from the Ministry of Agriculture to assist in the irrigation of their crops as there is no pipe-borne water.
The farmers, who have been accessing water via a pond, are predicting severe drought for the 2020 Dry Season, similar to what they experienced last year.
The existing pond is filled with silt and is in dire need of dredging.
The Guanapo Landfill is expected to resume regular operations today.
A statement from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development indicates that several regional corporations spent the weekend working jointly with SWMCOL teams, as well as the T&T Fire Service and WASA, on smoke and fire suppression initiatives at the site.
The landfill's operations were shut down last Wednesday January 29th, because of a fire on the site.
WASA is advising customers in parts of south-east Trinidad that there would be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Thursday, January 16th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The authority says this is to facilitate emergency repairs to a defective 16-inch diameter valve.
Areas to be affected include:
Thousands of gallons of water went down the drain after another water leak developed outside Massy Superstores in La Romaine over the weekend.
The leak caused damage to the Gulf View Link Road, and resulted in slush gushing down into residents’ properties.
Doubles vendor Johnathan Ramkhelawan said when he arrived to set up his stall at 6:30am, he saw the water flowing.
"It was a small leak and then it got worse. The water overflowing since last night. It is really deep now," Ramkhelawan said.
He said there were two water leaks within recent times.