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01/06/2021

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Happening now: The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, the Minister of Health, the Honourable ...
25/05/2021

Happening now: The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, and Mr. Ronald Tsoi Fatt, Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, are visiting the National Racquet Centre at Orange Grove Road where the AstraZeneca vaccines are being distributed to officers of the entities under the MPU.

Happening now: The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, and Mr. Ronald Tsoi Fatt, Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, are visiting the National Racquet Centre at Orange Grove Road where the AstraZeneca vaccines are being distributed to officers of the entities under the MPU.

The Board of Commissioners of the Water and Sewerage Authority, WASA, has been strengthened with the addition of two new...
24/05/2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Water and Sewerage Authority, WASA, has been strengthened with the addition of two new Commissioners.

The two new Commissioners Ms Celeste Jules, Attorney at Law and Ms Devati Mooleedhar, Business and Financial Executive. They received their instruments of appointment today, Monday May 24, 2021, from Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales. Also present at the handing over of the instruments of appointment was Minister of Housing and Urban Development and Chair of the Cabinet-appointed WASA Transformation Committee, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles.

Photo (L-R)– Commissioner; Ms. Celeste Jules, Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities; Ms. Nicolette Duke, Executive Director and C.E.O. of WASA; Dr. Lennox Sealy and Commissioner; Ms Devati Mooleedhar.

The Board of Commissioners of the Water and Sewerage Authority, WASA, has been strengthened with the addition of two new Commissioners.

The two new Commissioners Ms Celeste Jules, Attorney at Law and Ms Devati Mooleedhar, Business and Financial Executive. They received their instruments of appointment today, Monday May 24, 2021, from Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales. Also present at the handing over of the instruments of appointment was Minister of Housing and Urban Development and Chair of the Cabinet-appointed WASA Transformation Committee, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles.

Photo (L-R)– Commissioner; Ms. Celeste Jules, Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities; Ms. Nicolette Duke, Executive Director and C.E.O. of WASA; Dr. Lennox Sealy and Commissioner; Ms Devati Mooleedhar.

18/05/2021

Media Release - GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON DOMESTIC METERING FOR WASA

The Minister of Public Utilities has taken careful note of a Sunday Guardian newspaper report dated May 16 2021, captioned “Customers to pay $ 3,000 for WASA Meters”.

The report, which was circulated on several social media platforms, stemmed from an interview with WASA’s Executive Director Dr. Lennox Sealy. During the interview, several issues were raised including domestic metering. While the Authority’s Executive Director indicated his opinion on this matter, no attempt was made to obtain the Government’s position on the said issue.

The Minister of Public Utilities wishes to state that the headline of the article was not consistent with any decision of the Government on the issue of domestic metering. As such, the Minister takes the opportunity to set the record straight.

According to the Minister, water metering will play an important role in the management of water at the domestic level, at the appropriate time. However at this time, the Government’s primary focus is the transformation and restructuring of the Water and Sewerage Authority into a high performing utility company that can meet the needs of all of its customers, as well as pursuing a National Strategic Water Stabilization and Improvement Programme, that is targeted towards improving the reliability of the water supply for all communities in Trinidad and Tobago.

This programme will focus efforts on the rehabilitation of WASA’s water production and transmission plants as well as exploiting the availability of the nation’s groundwater resources, well rehabilitation, well development, and construction of new water intakes and the utilization of technology to manage the distribution of water to all our communities.

Once these are achieved, and customers can benefit from an efficient and reliable water supply, Government will turn its focus on domestic metering, after due consultation with the national community, as well as to pursue other critical initiatives that will contribute towards the transformation and modernization of the water sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
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09/05/2021
Nothing says, "I love and appreciate you," like taking the necessary steps to keep someone safe and healthy, as difficul...
09/05/2021

Nothing says, "I love and appreciate you," like taking the necessary steps to keep someone safe and healthy, as difficult as that may be.
Show Mom you love her by keeping her safe this Mother's Day.

Nothing says, "I love and appreciate you," like taking the necessary steps to keep someone safe and healthy, as difficult as that may be.
Show Mom you love her by keeping her safe this Mother's Day.

The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, chaired the first in a series of virtual meetings with...
07/05/2021

The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, chaired the first in a series of virtual meetings with Chairpersons of Public Utility Authorities on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The Chairpersons in attendance were: Romney Thomas, T&TEC; Dr. Lennox Sealy, Executive Director of WASA; Hakeem Ahmad, TTPost; Jacqueline Lazarus, MTS; and Dawn Callender, RIC.
Members of the Ministry's Executive were also present, including Ms. Nicolette Duke, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ms. Beverly Khan, as well as Technical Adviser to the Minister, Mr. Anthony Bartholomew.

The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, chaired the first in a series of virtual meetings with Chairpersons of Public Utility Authorities on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The Chairpersons in attendance were: Romney Thomas, T&TEC; Dr. Lennox Sealy, Executive Director of WASA; Hakeem Ahmad, TTPost; Jacqueline Lazarus, MTS; and Dawn Callender, RIC.
Members of the Ministry's Executive were also present, including Ms. Nicolette Duke, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ms. Beverly Khan, as well as Technical Adviser to the Minister, Mr. Anthony Bartholomew.

The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, along with the Executive Director and CEO of the Water...
29/04/2021

The Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, along with the Executive Director and CEO of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Dr. Lennox Sealy, and Member of Parliament for Point Fortin, Kennedy Richards Jr., paid a visit to the Chatham Water Treatment Plant in Point Fortin yesterday

Yesterday the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, visited residents of Moka and Cascade to dis...
27/04/2021

Yesterday the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, visited residents of Moka and Cascade to discuss water issues in their area. The Minister was also accompanied by officials of WASA.

EARTHDAY.ORG believes formal education isn’t complete without climate and environmental education, and we agree! Join th...
23/04/2021

EARTHDAY.ORG believes formal education isn’t complete without climate and environmental education, and we agree! Join the fight for #climateliteracy and learn more about the movement here: https://www.earthday.org/campaign/climate-environmental-literacy/

EARTHDAY.ORG believes formal education isn’t complete without climate and environmental education, and we agree! Join the fight for #climateliteracy and learn more about the movement here: https://www.earthday.org/campaign/climate-environmental-literacy/

Restoring Our Earth is bigger than one solution or one country’s efforts. We must come together as a global community to...
22/04/2021

Restoring Our Earth is bigger than one solution or one country’s efforts. We must come together as a global community to make changes, and more importantly make them quickly. Check out how you can get involved right now! http://ow.ly/oTBf50Dmcae

Restoring Our Earth is bigger than one solution or one country’s efforts. We must come together as a global community to make changes, and more importantly make them quickly. Check out how you can get involved right now! http://ow.ly/oTBf50Dmcae

When life around the world returns to normal, our world cannot return to business-as-usual. Mass amounts of damage has a...
22/04/2021

When life around the world returns to normal, our world cannot return to business-as-usual. Mass amounts of damage has already been done, but that does not mean we have to continue that legacy. We at the Ministry of Public Utilities have the ability to make a difference in every industry, but that can only happen when we work together to #RestoreOurEarth. We are excited to be part of EARTHDAY.ORG’s #RestoreOurEarth campaign for the 51st Earth Day! A more sustainable world requires efforts in every aspect of our society and that starts with YOU. Join us in the fight! Get started today by checking out the many resources at: http://ow.ly/oTBf50Dmcae

#RestoreOurEarth #EarthDay #earthdayeveryday #plasticpollution #climateliteracy #takeaction #Farmers4Earth

When life around the world returns to normal, our world cannot return to business-as-usual. Mass amounts of damage has already been done, but that does not mean we have to continue that legacy. We at the Ministry of Public Utilities have the ability to make a difference in every industry, but that can only happen when we work together to #RestoreOurEarth. We are excited to be part of EARTHDAY.ORG’s #RestoreOurEarth campaign for the 51st Earth Day! A more sustainable world requires efforts in every aspect of our society and that starts with YOU. Join us in the fight! Get started today by checking out the many resources at: http://ow.ly/oTBf50Dmcae

#RestoreOurEarth #EarthDay #earthdayeveryday #plasticpollution #climateliteracy #takeaction #Farmers4Earth

Yesterday, the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, toured the facilities at TTPost’s Head Offi...
14/04/2021

Yesterday, the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, toured the facilities at TTPost’s Head Office. Minister Gonzales interacted with staff as he got first-hand experience of TTPost’s daily operations.

Happening now: Minister Marvin Gonzales meets with key members of TTPost's Management Team
13/04/2021

Happening now: Minister Marvin Gonzales meets with key members of TTPost's Management Team

Happening now: Ministerial Sub-Committee meets with Board of WASA
12/04/2021

Happening now: Ministerial Sub-Committee meets with Board of WASA

Happening now: Ministerial Sub-Committee meets with Board of WASA

30/03/2021
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27/03/2021

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One year and fourteen days zero corporate events 🚫😳 ..... Talk bout #tabanca 😥💔

Thank you for always remembering me Shell T&T 📸❤️

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27/03/2021

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Sitting with the Minister of Public Utilities today for a new Communications feature.

Look out for exciting things to come.

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The Ministry of Public Utilities, in collaboration with pennacool.com, hosted its 2nd Science & Conservation Science Fai...
26/03/2021

The Ministry of Public Utilities, in collaboration with pennacool.com, hosted its 2nd Science & Conservation Science Fair Award Ceremony today at the Ministry’s Head Office. Representatives from Shell T&T and bpTT, corporate partners of the programme, were also in attendance.
The winners of the competition were:
Annabel Sookwah – Don Miguel Hindu School
Josh Gittens – Macaulay Government Primary School
Malik Howard – Woodbrook Presbyterian Primary School
Sattvikka Ragoonanan – Penal Government Primary School
Tavir Sanatan – Clarke Rochard Government Primary School

23/03/2021

Today we celebrate World Meteorological Day!
This year’s theme is: The #Ocean, our #climate and #weather!
The theme highlights the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 to 2030).

World Meteorological Day (WMD) is observed on March 23rd each year in commemoration of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on March 23rd 1950. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated around the world.

Find out more here: https://ttmetservice.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/world-meteorological-day-2021-the-ocean-our-climate-and-weather/

Photo by: Dale Maharaj - First Place Winner, TTMS 2021 Calendar Competition
Photo Title: The Flash
Location: Lady Hailes Ave, San Fernando

#WorldMetDay. #ttmetservice #ttmetoffice #trinidadandtobago

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2021 #WorldMeteorologicalDay
23/03/2021

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2021 #WorldMeteorologicalDay

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2021 #WorldMeteorologicalDay

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Water Day 2021 #WorldWaterDay2021 #adoptarivertt #t...
22/03/2021

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Water Day 2021 #WorldWaterDay2021 #adoptarivertt #trinidadandtobago

Message by the Minister of Public Utilities on the occasion of World Water Day 2021 #WorldWaterDay2021 #adoptarivertt #trinidadandtobago

Please join the Ministry of Public Utilities for panel discussions with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association o...
19/03/2021

Please join the Ministry of Public Utilities for panel discussions with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association on World Water Day, Monday 22nd March 2021 via Facebook live. Water is everyone's business.

Please join the Ministry of Public Utilities for panel discussions with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association on World Water Day, Monday 22nd March 2021 via Facebook live. Water is everyone's business.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:15
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:15
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How can it be a merry Christmas when San Juan/Barataria has NO WATER on Christmas eve???!!!! Water is usually taken on a Tuesday and Thursday and with Christmas Day being a Thursday, does this mean no water tomorrow as well?? Truly disgusting the state of affairs in this country!!! No washing of hands on a Tuesday and Thursday for the pandemic? When will we actually have something as critical as water available to us in regular supply? An island--we are surrounded by water yet the taps run dry... It's disappointing, the foolishness we as a people accept as normal..
Why is that T&Tec couva branch has supervisors taking bribe to put down unauthorized poles ?
I usually try to post positivite and uplifting things on my page, however I am totally frustrated with WASA for the entire year. It takes a while for me to reach this point. I am happy your reservoir levels are good at this time, however, there seems to be water everywhere except in my taps. Yesterday was one month since I had water in my taps. I usually am very proactive and pay my bill one year upfront because it is convenient for me. My family and I have suffered tremendously this year for water in the Freeport area. My pump was off for most of the year and I used gravity flow because I just did not have water in my taps because the pressure was extremely low in our area and was not fulling our tanks. Numerours meetings with the MP, Councillor and your area supervisor, we even made many recommendations and suggestions to WASA, all proved futile. Schedule or no schedule there was very little water this year for the Freeport residents. I have made over forty requests for a truck bourne water supply and to date have not received any. I do have a three work orders but was not one of the fortunate ones to receive any water via truck. I did get calls on two occassions regarding a truck bourne supply after I purchased water from a private contractor. WASA, the lifeline that is water was deprived us by you for the majority of this year thus far. We berely had water for our day to day activities thanks to you. I hope the situation changes for the new year but I do not anticipate such. Please do not tell me bout aging infrastructure etc because I have been hearing that since I was a little boy.
No water for a month in Nadira Gardens, Freeport. When are you going to get serious with WASA?
I am happy your reservoir levels are good at this time, however, there seems to be water everywhere except in my taps. Yesterday was one month since I had water in my taps. I usually am very proactive and pay my bill one year upfront because it is convenient for me. My family and I have suffered tremendously this year for water in the Freeport area. My pump was off for most of the year and I used gravity flow because I just did not have water in my taps because the pressure was extremely low in our area and was not fulling our tanks. Numerours meetings with WASA's area supervisor, we even made many recommendations and suggestions to WASA, all proved futile. Schedule or no schedule there was very little water this year for the Freeport residents. I have made over one hundred requests for a truck bourne water supply and to date have not received any. I do have a three work orders but was not one of the fortunate ones to receive any water via truck. I did get calls on two occassions regarding a truck bourne supply after I purchased water from a private contractor. WASA, the lifeline that is water was deprived us by you for the majority of this year thus far. We berely had water for our day to day activities thanks to you. I hope the situation changes for the new year but I do not anticipate such. Please do not tell me bout aging infrastructure etc because I have been hearing that since I was a little boy.
WE NEED WATER IN PINTO ROAD ARIMA PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE.........WATER IS NEEDED....WE CANNOT BE SANITIZED WITHOUT WATER.
Being a responsible citizen accounts for nothing. My neighbour and I have reported this leak for months to WASA, the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, the Councillor Catherine Mendez, the Chairman of DMRC Sigler Jack and yet...no response. We have multiple leaks on our Street - no response. Neighbours are asking what I'm doing as if I'm the Minister of Public Utilities. I am not. Neighbours are asking me if I'm going to call TV6 or CNC...no I'm not. I'm just FED UP with a country where you do the right thing and constantly end up with nothing!
I congratulate the honourable Minister of Public Utilities. I know he will take his job seriously so i am bringing a serious issue to him. I live at Lynton Gardens Ph1 off the Arima Old Rd. D'abadie. For the last couple of years people in my area which includes Lynton Gardens Ph2, parts of the Arima Old Rd, Cleaver Rd receive a pipe borne sparingly. When a French Engineer one Mr Patrice was the Ops Manager at Wasa, we had a regular supply. I had informed him about about the seroius problems we had when sometimes for three weeks we had no water. We either had to get a truck supply from Wasa and when that was not so we had to purchase it. The problem was that we get our supply from the Subero St. Pumping Station and there were two pumps operating. Whenever one pump breaks down we hadno water, sometimes for weeks. Mind you we get water only at nights, so we must have tanks and pumps. What Mr. Patrice did was to install three pumps so when one breaks down the other one takes over so we are facilitated. Since the departure of Mr. Patrice we have gone back to two pumps system because whenever we dont get water Wasa CSR says pump breaks down. Our supply is Monday and Friday nights.The last time we had water was Friday 14August night. Hope you csn get Wasa employees to re-implement the three pump system and ease our suffering. Thank you
Its seems as though the staff at ttpost cannit handle the workload. I've been trying to follow up on a cheque that was sent out quite a while. Telling me the driver would deliver and she cant say when. What utter rubbish if you not delivering today leave the cheque at the office I can collect myself. Come on ttpost get real. Minister of public utilities needs to investigate the standards here. Somebody need to look into ttpost operations.
Restricting the water supply, yet still gallons are wasted. Because of this leak the driveway has been compromised. Location: #66 Paradise Lane, Guanapo Arima.
When is this country going to seriously start thinking about the future generations and start putting infrastructure in place? Things like more dams, additional desal plants or even servicing the present system. Our main pipelines throughout the country needs replacement but because the majority of the country don't know or don't want to know, wasa and the government pretending that the problem doesn't exist. Why don't wasa show the public what a piece of existing pipeline looks like when it's dug up? Y'all keep putting it off until Trinidad and Tobago reaches where people are going to really suffer for water...... if the country believes its bad now.......... give it a few more years. I'm speaking about things I've seen.
When is this country going to seriously start thinking about the future generations and start putting infrastructure in place? Things like more dams, additional desal plants or even servicing the present system. Our main pipelines throughout the country needs replacement but because the majority of the country don't know or don't want to know, wasa and the government pretending that the problem doesn't exist. Why don't wasa show the public what a piece of existing pipeline looks like when it's dug up? Y'all keep putting it off until Trinidad and Tobago reaches where people are going to really suffer for water...... if the country believes its bad now.......... give it a few more years. I'm speaking about things I've seen. This nation needs answers