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Normal Supply In A Week: Ravai

It will take up to a week for water supply to return to normal, says Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai. He said WAF continued to
22 Feb 2016 10:48
Normal Supply In A Week: Ravai
Water Authoruty Officer Bhim Raj fills up the water buckets at Matanisiga in Makoi yesterday.

It will take up to a week for water supply to return to normal, says Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai.

He said WAF continued to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Winston that could affect their customers.

In a statement Mr Ravai, said: “We are still awaiting feedbacks from other parts of Fiji presently cut off from communications.

“Assessment teams have been deployed from regional headquarters,” he said.

 

Water carting ongoing

Meanwhile, WAF water trucks are distributing water in parts of Suva area where there is no water supply.

“Water carting is now in place for those affected,” he said.

The Fiji Sun team toured some areas in Suva yesterday and WAF water trucks were seen distributing water to the residents.

A resident from Matanisiga Road in Makoi, Samuela Sarasau, said the residents of Matanisiga took heed to Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“We’ve already filled water our water tanks, buckets and water bottles,” he said.

Another resident Shivneel Sharma said this time the residents do not have water problems.

“During previous tropical cyclones some of us did not store water but this time we were prepared,” he said.

The Matanisiga residents described Tropical Cyclone Winston as the worst cyclone that has hit Fiji.

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