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‘Use Water Wisely’

‘Use Water Wisely’
Water Authority of Fiji CEO Opetaia Ravai
September 16
14:18 2015

Members of the public are advised to use water sparingly as the dry spell affecting the country continues.

The spell is part of the El Nino affecting the group and is forecast to continue to affect Fiji until the middle of next year.

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) chief executive officer, Opetaia Ravai said the dry weather conditions experienced in the Western Division and parts of the country would not end soon.

“El Nino is setting in and we have been told by the metrological office that this dry spell can even go on towards the middle of next year,” Mr Ravai said.

“We need to be aware of the dangers we are in if we do not take appropriate actions now.”

The WAF is conducting roadshows at 10 selected areas to alert members of the public on water saving tips.

“We will be communicating to the public so if we can change some of the ways we can use water, I believe we can keep the water sources healthy for a longer period of time.

“The roadshow will also help us to discuss customer concerns and bring them up to date on WAF developments,” he said.

Mr Ravai said they had reduced the number of areas facing intermittent water supply from 67 to 14 this year. They plan to eliminate the problem next year.

“WAF has introduced pressure reducing valves and air valves in a number of areas; both the Northern and Central divisions that for the first time allows a consistent supply to higher elevations,” Mr Ravai said.



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