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Damaged Fire Hydrant Causes Delay In Water Supply Restoration In Central Division

Fijians are urged to refrain from illegally opening or tampering with fire hydrants on road sides, as this disturbs water supply efforts to Fijians in the remaining disrupted areas.
08 Feb 2020 14:03
Damaged Fire Hydrant Causes Delay In Water Supply Restoration In Central Division

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) continues to work around the clock to normalize water supply to residents in the elevated parts of Nasinu and certain areas in Suva, in the Central Division.

Restoration coverage is now at 90%.

Fijians are urged to refrain from illegally opening or tampering with fire hydrants on road sides, as this disturbs water supply efforts to Fijians in the remaining disrupted areas.

A fire hydrant along Kauvesi Park in Raiwai has been damaged causing system imbalances and affecting the hydraulics of the water supply reticulation, by allowing air to enter the system resulting in airlocks.

Tampering with WAF assets simply slows the delivery of water to those Fijians who are without water right now and this also results in wastage of water from the reticulation system.

The impacted service reservoirs need to be filled to capacity in order to increase pressure on the reticulation while continuing to bleed the system by opening wash out valves and fire hydrants to remove trapped air in the pipelines so water supply is fully restored in taps.

Water trucks are being deployed to impacted areas to provide relief to Fijians.

Meanwhile, the Wainibuku main distribution reservoir was refilled and at 10am yesterday (07/02)water supply was restored to Fijians in Davuilevu, Naulu, Nakasi, Makoi, Narere, Muanikoso Nepani, Nadawa, Nadera and Wainibuku.

Majority of the low-lying areas in Nasinu and parts of Suva had received water in their taps by midday yesterday (07/02) while other areas later in the afternoon and evening.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Fijians can contact WAF’s National Contact Centre on 334 6777 or 5777 or toll-free helpline on 1507 for water carting services.

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