The Point Lisas desalination plant will be shut down from noon on November 8 to November 13 to facilitate maintenance works which will affect the pipe-borne water supply to Central and South Trinidad.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) said in a statement on Friday it had been advised of a planned shutdown by the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott) of plans to shut down the plant for maintenance.

The desalination plant, owned and operated by Desalcott, provides WASA with 40 million gallons of water daily which is used to supply the Point Lisas industrial estate, and to augment the supply to areas in Central and South Trinidad.