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Low Pressure Disrupts Nadi Water Supply

Low Pressure Disrupts Nadi Water Supply
July 09
10:00 2017

People in parts of Nadi in the Western Division are experiencing intermittent water supply due to low pressure.

WAF chief executive officer, Mr Opetaia Ravai said this has been caused by low water levels at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant’s clear water reservoirs.

According to Mr Ravai the operation will take approximately six days.

Work had started on Thursday.

“WAF is totally committed to resolving the water supply issues that the people in the Western Division are currently facing,” Mr Ravai said.

The Vaturu Dam supplies raw water to the Nagado Water Treatment Plant, where treatment takes place before water reaches consumers.

“Filters at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant have become clogged, during this dry weather and the amount of silt in the dam, has resulted in a high iron and manganese concentration in the raw water,” he said.

WAF crew members are working to clean the sand filter media.

A filter media is anything placed in a filter to change the quality of water flowing through it.

Mr Ravai said works would continue until the flow rate is normalised.

“Water carts are currently on standby to service the affected areas as and when the need arises.

“The Authority advises its customers living in the affected areas, listed below, to store water supplied by the water carting trucks for their immediate needs, and to use water wisely.

Mr Ravai said that the Authority sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused to its customers.

The affected areas include: Nagado, Nadele, Holika, Votualevu, Nasau, Vutuvutu, Katigari, Mulomulo Top, Tabarak, Kerebula, Nadi Town, Togomasi Top, Togo Lavusa Top, Solovi, Meiganyah, Malolo, Navo, Tunalia, Tramitter Top, Nacovi , Sonaisali, Veiladan, Malamala, Nawaicoba, Yako, Nabila, Fiji Marriot Momi Bay Resort and Uciwai.

 

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