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A Sustainable Future for Trinidad's Wastewater Infrastructure

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Trinidad and Tobago, an island republic in the southern Caribbean, is pursuing developed nation status by the year 2020. Aware that functional and well-maintained infrastructure is a major factor in this goal, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) of Trinidad and Tobago recently commissioned a Master Plan Study for national wastewater services. Health, prosperity, and social progress in any country are, to a great extent, dependent on cleanliness.

One initiative of the government of Trinidad and Tobago is to provide wastewater collection and treatment to 75 percent of the population. A second expressed desire of the government was to have the utility sector be modern, customer oriented and technologically enabled to provide efficient, cost effective, quality services to all citizens. Satisfying these goals for Trinidad's second-largest city, San Fernando, can lead the way in achieving results for all of Trinidad, and provide a sustainable pattern for continued improvement of facilities and infrastructure. This paper will describe the design of an integrated wastewater collection system and tertiary wastewater treatment plant to serve the city of San Fernando and its environs.

Keywords: UV disinfection; Wastewater collection system design; cloth filters; integrated collection system; trenchless technology

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-01-01

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