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  • 1. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY Trinidad and TobagoWATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” USING EXPERT CHOICE/ Improving Water and Sanitary Services in COMPARION CORE FOR Trinidad and Tobago DECISION MAKING AT WASA Presented By Steve Joseph Deputy General Manager Operations Division
  • 2. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” Presentation Outline The Water & Sewerage Authority Financial Position Challenges in Water and Wastewater Management Financing Water and Wastewater Projects The Way Forward Conclusion
  • 3. The Water and Sewerage AuthorityWATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” of Trinidad and Tobago Formed through the Water and Sewerage Act of Parliament in 1965. Serves a population of 1.3 million with a workforce of 4,700 employees. Customer base of 285,000 domestic, Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial accounts. Industrial customers constitute 20% of customer base and account for 80% of rates collected. Daily Water Production of 227imgd which comprise.  60% Surface Water  30% Groundwater  10% Desalination. Provides service coverage 97% (water) and 27% (sewer) to customer base.
  • 4. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” Financial Position Ratio 2010 2009 2008 Current 0.62 0.74 0.54 Gearing (Debt) 86% 77% 71% Operating 3.27 3.11 2.97 Profitability 280% 272% 256%
  • 5. Challenges in Water and WastewaterWATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” Management Aged pipeline Infrastructure  6,200 km of distribution and transmission pipelines  50% identified for upgrade/replacement High UFW estimated at 40%.  Water lost through leaks, Non-Revenue water and in-house leaks Low Rating Structure.  One of the lowest in the world Dependence on Central Government for funding infrastructural development Projects. Increasing water demand from expanding Housing and Energy Sectors. Contamination of Surface/Groundwater Water Sources Seasonal Variations in surface Water Sources
  • 6. Areas in Trinidad receiving a less thanWATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” 2 days per week 6
  • 7. Areas in Tobago receiving a lessWATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” than 2 days per week supply 7
  • 8. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY Financing Water and Wastewater Projects“Water Security for Every Sector” DIRECT GOVERNMENT/GOVERNMENT SECURED FUNDING Capital Investment Programme Target 1 National Social Development Socially deprived and SHORT TERM Programme NSDP underserved communities RELIEF 2 Public Sector Investment Refurbishment/ Maintenance SHORT TO Programme PSIP of existing assets MEDIUM TERM 3 Infrastructure Development Construction of New Assets/ MEDIUM TO Fund IDF Infrastructure LONG TERM 4 Government Bonds (Loan) Major Capital Works LOMG TERM DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECTOR OTHER FUNDING 5 Inter American Wastewater Development – Expansion and Development Bank (IADB) Integration of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Loan
  • 9. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY Financing Water and Wastewater Projects“Water Security for Every Sector” The Authority’s US $150 Mn plan to address supply deficiencies Operational Component Scope 1 Distribution Pipeline Installation of Transmission and Distribution Mains, 155km in North & Network South Trinidad and Tobago 2 Surface Water Sources Rehabilitation and Construction of nine (9) Intakes and Surface Water Treatment Plants throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 3 Surface Reservoirs and Rehabilitation & Construction of Service Reservoirs at six (6) locations Boosters throughout Trinidad. Rehabilitation and Construction of nine (9) Booster Pumping Stations throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 4 Wastewater Services Rehabilitation/Construction of Wastewater Facilities and Sewer Mains, 12 projects 5 Metering Metering in Tobago, 6000 meters to be installed. 6 Pressure Management Network and Pressure Management to reduce usage And SCADA Remote Operations and Control of treatment facilities, Booster Stations and pipeline appurtenances using SCADA 7 Additional Water Sources Drilling and equipping of nine (9) additional wells throughout Trinidad.
  • 10. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” The Way Forward To provide a reliable and sustainable level of service to our customers through the implementation of the US $150Mn programme geared towards the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Authority’s  Transmission and Distribution pipeline network  Water Treatment facilities and Booster Stations  Network and Pressure Management Increased centralised wastewater coverage to 75%. This would include the following and be supported by the IADB’s US $30Mn Loan:  The replacement of all defective sewer mains  The upgrade and expansion of all WWTP  Development of more centralised sewer systems. Reduction of Unaccounted For Water (UFW) to an acceptable level Rate increase in tandem with completion of projects Public Awareness and Sensitivity Programmes to address issues such as contamination
  • 11. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector” Conclusion The State-owned Water & Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is committed to partnering with our Caribbean neighbours as the region strives toward efficiency, equity and sustainable development of the water sector
  • 12. WATER AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY“Water Security for Every Sector”