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Boil Drinking Water: Nadi, Lautoka Customers Urged

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise customers and residents in parts of Nadi and Lautoka who may experience discolored water in their taps to boil drinking water
26 Nov 2018 12:21
Boil Drinking Water: Nadi,  Lautoka Customers Urged

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise customers and residents in parts of Nadi and Lautoka who may experience discolored water in their taps to boil drinking water as a precautionary measure.

WAF general manager Customer Services, Sekove Uluinayau, said the Authority is working to eliminate the presence of discolored water in the Nadi and Lautoka water system which is fed from the Nagado Water Treatment Plant.

“To the residents in Nadi and Lautoka , please boil all drinking water if you experience any discolored water (pale to brownish) in your taps – this is only a precautionary measure, as based on continuous laboratory tests by the Authority, water released from the Nagado Water Treatment Plant is safe for human consumption,” explained Mr Uluinayau.

WAF had detected an increase of iron and manganese at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant from raw water sourced from the Vaturu Dam and is working to decrease these levels.

“We have put in place aeration systems to pump in oxygen to decrease the levels of iron and manganese at the water source in the Vaturu Dam and at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant ’s inlet chamber where we are also applying pre and post chlorination at the plant as well as regular flushing of the reticulation system,” said Mr Uluinayau.

More updates will be made once the situation improves.

Source: Water Authority of Fiji

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