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WAF Completes Installation Of New Inlet Valve At Vuda Reservoir

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has successfully replaced the defective DN300 inlet valve to the Vuda Res­ervoir by installing a new valve which ar­rived into the country on Saturday
25 Dec 2018 11:54
WAF Completes Installation Of New Inlet Valve At Vuda Reservoir
Water Authority of Fiji crew members during the installation works on the new DN300 sluice valve. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has successfully replaced the defective DN300 inlet valve to the Vuda Res­ervoir by installing a new valve which ar­rived into the country on Saturday night.

WAF general manager customer services and acting general manager operations, Se­kove Uluinayau said it was imperative for the authority to undertake these works in order to improve the quality of service to its customers feeding from the Vuda Reservoir.

“The works involved the removal of the defective DN300 sluice valve from the Vuda Reservoir inlet which is located beside the Energy Fiji Limited’s (EFL) National Con­trol Centre (NCC). Once the crew were able to remove the defective valve, installation works of the new DN300 sluice valve to the inlet valve began immediately,” Mr Ului­nayau said.

He said the removal of the defective valve and installation of the new valve took six hours and an additional six hours for water restoration.

“WAF crew members started work at 8pm last night, the initial works involved the de-watering of the pressurised water main – this took almost two hours.

“Once the pipeline was de-watered, the removal and installation work began and works were concluded by 4:30am (yester­day). Water restoration began and the res­ervoirs were refilled progressively,” he said.

Water supply was expected to normalise gradually by midday yesterday.

Meanwhile, customers who require water carting assistance are requested to contact the Authority’s National Contact Centre on 334 6777 or 5777.

Source: Water Authority of Fiji

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