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The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), aims to fully restore the water supply in the Rewa Delta by October. This is based on a $3.7 million project they are working
21 Jan 2017 11:00
FRA Sets Up Temporary Bus Bay To Help Students
Recently constructed temporary bus bay at the Rambisessar Chaudhary Memorial Primary School. Photo: Mahendra Chaudhary

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), aims to fully restore the water supply in the Rewa Delta by October.

This is based on a $3.7 million project they are working on to improve supply to the lower Rewa Delta area.

“The increase in population and businesses in the Nausori area has caused an increase in the demand of water and the natural disasters do not help,” WAF chief executive officer, Opetaia Ravai, said yesterday.

Mr Ravai said WAF was aware of the intermittent supply of water and low pressure during the peak hours, to areas in the Rewa Delta.

He said that currently, the demand for water to these areas was above the current amount of water that could be supplied by the treatment plant.

The project will consist of the installation of duplicate pipes at the Wainibokasi Bridge, installation of air valves along the pipeline past the Wainibokasi Bridge and a duplicate pipe from the Waila Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).

He also said there would be an installation of a new water pump at WWTP, an increase treatment capacity and more raw water to be fed into the WWTP.

“After the Wainibukasi Bridge, there is only a small pipe that is feeding that area.

“So we need to lay a new pipe. We have talked with Fiji Roads Authority to seek approval from them and we are in the final process of getting that approval.

“So we need to lay a pipe across that bridge to increase the hydraulic capacity that is feeding the Rewa Delta area,” he said.

Mr Ravai said the hydraulic problems are caused by the normal air valves in the reticulation around the Rewa Delta.

“So from Waila Treatment Plant, we will need to run a duplicate line to increase the capacity of getting water from the plant towards Raralevu.

“When we do all these upgrades, the pumps and works at the treatment plants and new pipes should boost our production level to be above the demand,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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