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Tap Water Flows But With Delay

While tap water has resumed on alternative days for those affected by the drought in the Lami/Delainavesi, Vesari/Togalevu areas they must beware that on average there can be an eight-hour
23 Sep 2014 09:15
Tap Water Flows But With Delay
A resident of Nadera points to the drain where the boy drowned on November 11, 2019.

While tap water has resumed on alternative days for those affected by the drought in the Lami/Delainavesi, Vesari/Togalevu areas they must beware that on average there can be an eight-hour delay before residents receive water from their taps.

Under the alternative schedule, residents would receive 24 hours of tap water starting at 10pm at night on one day, and the next day they would receive carted water.

Chief executive officer of Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), Opetaia Ravai said the reason for this was that for tap water to flow, it must build up pressure.

“Those on the lower end of the affected areas will first receive the tap water, reducing the pressure for those on the top.  It was one of the reasons we have started delivery at 10pm so that by the time many of the residents get up in the morning there is water flowing from the taps,” Mr Ravai said.

He said the WAF continued to monitor the alternative day schedule and would continue to operate as planned.

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