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Emergency Supplies By WAF

A group of residents in Lami have called on the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) not to delay the restoration of water supply. Resident Vilikesa Rauca said they were without
21 Sep 2014 08:49
Emergency Supplies By WAF

A group of residents in Lami have called on the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) not to delay the restoration of water supply.

Resident Vilikesa Rauca said they were without water for the past week.

“We accept that water supply will be disrupted at times but it should not be for more than a week because getting water from other places is not cheap,” Mr Rauca said.

However, he said they were grateful that WAF was supplying water using trucks twice a day.

Another resident, James Cavalevu said they hoped that water problem in the area would be rectified.

WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai said they had challenges in achieving water pressure under drought conditions; this had resulted from diminishing intake levels at WAF water sources.

“The promised delivery of tap water to homes in the Delainavesi area from 10pm on Friday only reached as far as Ballantine Memorial School about halfway up Delainavesi road,” Mr Ravai said.

He said water cart trucks were rushed to upper Delainavesi to make up for the shortage.

“Lami received water from water carts as per schedule and were to receive tap water from 10pm yesterday,” he said.

“The Delainavesi/Lami area will begin to receive tap water on one day and carted water the next.”

Mr Ravai said their engineers worked through the night to address the problem and they hoped to have the pressure back to normal by today.

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