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Vaturu Dam Level Low, Use Water Wisely

Mr Uluinayau said the water levels is nearing the critical level, and the prediction from the Fiji Meteorological Service is that there may be below-average rainfall in the next few months.
08 Dec 2019 10:33
Vaturu Dam Level Low, Use Water Wisely
Vaturu Dam.

Residents of Lautoka and Nadi are urged to use water wisely as water levels are low at the Vaturu Dam.

The dam is the main raw water intake or water source for the whole of Nadi system and 70 percent of Lautoka.

Approximately around 45,000 residents depend on the dam.

WAF general manager customer services and Acting General Manager Operations, Sekove Uluinayau said that this has resulted in a low inflow of raw water from the Vaturu Dam to the Nagado Water Treatment Plant.

Mr Uluinayau said the water levels is nearing the critical level, and the prediction from the Fiji Meteorological Service is that there may be below-average rainfall in the next few months.

The Vaturu Dam level is currently at 521.590m above mean sea level (amsl). The safe water levels at the Vaturu Dam is 527m to 521m amsl, and the critical level is 520m amsl.

Therefore, it is imperative for the public to save water and use it sparingly, as the delivery of clean and safe drinking water is a priority for WAF.

Members of the public are urged to practice water conservation at homes and workplaces.

Mr Uluinayau said it was paramount that every household should store up to at least two days of water supply for any emergency use to sustain them during the disruption period until assistance arrives.

Customers in Nadi and Lautoka are requested to minimise water usage particularly for: car washing watering of plants and gardens irrigation of new turf topping up of swimming pools and while washing of hard surfaces, like walls, driveways and footpaths

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