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WAF works on North water systems

SERUWAIA WAQASAQA Labasa The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is working with the best mix of measures to replace and upgrade water supply systems in the North. This comes after
06 Jul 2014 09:31

SERUWAIA WAQASAQA
Labasa

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is working with the best mix of measures to replace and upgrade water supply systems in the North.
This comes after a resident, Mahen Prasad of Batinikama, in Labasa complained about water problems faced in their area.
Mr Prasad said water only comes at night and it was very hard for residents to do their laundry.
The authority has assured that intermittent supply normally results from a combination of problems that develops over time.
They said they inherited old infrastructure which took time to replace since it was a gradual process.
The authority said they had issued public advisories on June 6 and 9 when the Nasealevu raw water line had burst in two places. This caused interruptions in supply to residents in the Batinikama area.
“We have diagnosed the problem and are currently working to overcome the challenges faced. The problems WAF is facing are in terms of old and undersized pipes and reservoirs with lesser transporting capabilities.”
The advisories confirmed they were working on minimising intermittent supply and replacing exiting old pipes.
“While the authority is upgrading its systems, it also acknowledges the patience of its customers and regrets any inconvenience caused to those affected.
Meanwhile water carting services is being provided to most of the affected areas.
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