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Water Woes

More than 95,000 people living in greater Suva and Lami should expect water cuts to continue this week. But the Water Authority of Fiji says supply should be back to
10 Dec 2014 10:05
Water Woes
WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai

More than 95,000 people living in greater Suva and Lami should expect water cuts to continue this week.

But the Water Authority of Fiji says supply should be back to normal by the weekend.

It advises the public to be patient as its employees are working round the clock to fix the two water trunk lines that were washed away in the weekend due to severe weather.

“Water supply from Waimanu reservoir to the Tamavua water treatment plant was disrupted due to a landslide damaging the 50-year-old water supply pipes at a major landslide at Savura Hills, Colo-i-Suva,” WAF chief executive officer  Opetaia Ravai said.

“This was due to severe weather conditions resulting in significant water loss.

“We expect the repairs to be completed and water normalised by this weekend.”

Mr Ravai said even if they had to divert funds from other projects they would do so to repair the pipes and normalise supply.

Initially 67,000 people had water cuts or low water pressure in some parts of Suva and major parts of Lami, Delainavesi and Veisari.

But more people are now being affected by water disruptions in Princes Road, Samabula, Toorak, Raiwai, Raiwasa and Walu Bay.

“For the water supply to those areas, we have supplied water trucks where carting will be programmed until the pipe is fixed,” Mr Ravai said.

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