Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 20th 2015 Contents A9
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
NEW 3Pc Embroidered Towel Sets from $ 24.95/Set
• Euro Brites Seat Cushions 18"x18' (Available in 4 colors) $49.95
each, NOW 2 for $69.95. 4 for $129.95
• "Supreme Elegance" -- 4pc Poly Cotton Sheet Set 6 Printed
Designs -- Queen only NOW $119.00
• "Kitchen Pro" - All-purpose Kitchen Towel -- matching set of
stripes and plain In 100% Polyester Micro Fiber --Was $19.95 NOW
$12.95 set of 2
• "Folding Laundry Hamper" 22"X18" 6 Designs Was $49.95
NOW $29.95 OR 2 for $50.00
While recent rainfall in T&T has
positively impacted local reser-
voirs, they remain significantly
So said communications manager
of the Water and Sewerage Author-
ity (WASA) Daniel Plenty while
responding to questions via e-mail.
He said water schedules would
remain until otherwise advised by
Earlier this month, WASA told
customers water levels at all of its
reservoirs in Trinidad and partic-
ularly in Tobago were lower than
the 20-year long-term average.
The authority also released new
water schedules for the entire coun-
try.Citizens in some parts of east
Trinidad have complained of receiv-
ing water for only a few hours a
Plenty said the recently imple-
mented/published adjusted water
schedules would remain in place
and advised customers to continue
proper management of their water
supply by employing water con-
servation measures at home and
"The recent rainfall is having a
positive impact on our reservoirs.
However, those levels still remain
significantly below the long-term
average for this time of year.
"As such, much more periods of
consistent rainfall is needed to bring
our reservoir levels up to capacity
by the end of year, before we enter
next year s dry season," Plenty
He said the authority had been
seeking alternatives to supplement
its surface water sources from rivers
and reservoirs, which were more vul-
nerable to weather conditions.
This includes the development of new
ground water sources (wells), along with
surface water sources and the expansion
In Trinidad the authority has issued
tenders for the development of five
new wells in Arouca, Granville and
Chatham while a tender for four more
wells will be issued soon.
Tobago has been experiencing the
worst of the water shortage.
The Hillsborough reservoir, the major
source of drinking water for the island,
is at 18 per cent of capacity.
In August, several guest houses were
forced to close their doors and turn
away tourists due to the lack of water.
One major tourist attraction, the
Pigeon Point Heritage Park had to turn
away visitors because its water supply
had been exhausted.
Plenty said the authority was
addressing the Tobago problem.
He said it had developed three new
wells in recent years at Louis D or,
Bacolet and Mt Irvine, which combine
to produce approximately one million
gallons a day (mgd).
Currently between six to eight new
wells are being developed at various
locations on the island with the total
combined expected output of four mgd.
Plenty said supplies from two of these
wells were already being used and have
greatly supplemented the current short-
fall in production due to the ongoing
Shortages due to the lack of rainfall
is not limited to T&T however, as Bar-
bados, St Lucia and Grenada have also
had to adjust water supplies to citi-
Lifeguards on job after getting paid
The majority of lifeguards showed
up for duty at the nation s beaches over
the weekend, says head of the North
branch of the NUGFW, Augustus
Last week, Sylvester warned members
of the public to be careful because life-
guards would not have been out in their
numbers at the nation s beaches.
He said the lifeguards did not receive
any salary since last month and will stay
away from duty.
Last week Thursday, approximately
30 of them visited the Ministry of
Tourism at Tower C, Wrightson Road,
In a telephone interview yesterday,
Sylvester said: "Some of the lifeguards
got paid except me, just a few. I am trying
to work out that. Most went out to work
and they got paid so they went out to
The lifeguards have since been trans-
ferred under the Ministry of National
Security. Sylvester said no arrangements
have been made to meet with the life-
"I am doing the groundwork first
concerning the payment of salary before
I meet with them," he said.
Rainfall but reservoirs still low
Links Archive October 19th 2015 October 21st 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page