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Water Cuts Causes Delay To School, Work, Some Stay Home

Water Authority of Fiji, in a statement, said it was balancing water pressure and flow in pipelines and reservoirs.
14 Feb 2020 13:57
Water Cuts Causes Delay To School, Work, Some Stay Home

 

People living in certain areas of Nasinu and Suva were once again left without water overnight from Wednesday until late yesterday.

Many residents were late for work and school, while some used the excuse to stay at home.

Raiwai resident Shobna Singh said she hired a taxi to go to Samabula to have a shower and get ready for work.

“This is not funny. We endured two days without water not even a week ago,” she said.

Water Authority of Fiji, in a statement, said it was balancing water pressure and flow in pipelines and reservoirs.

WAF acting team leader corporate communications, Peni Shute, said this was causing fluctuations in water levels, which resulted in the intermittent water supply to Fijians who received water from the Nasinu, Flagstaff, Nagatugatu, Tacirua, Dokanaisuva and Colo-i-Suva reservoirs.

System balancing

“Last week, restoration of water was greatly delayed due to the opening of fire hydrants in Raiwai, which disrupted the pressurisation of the water supply system,” Mr Shute said.

“After restoration works were completed at the weekend, system balancing is still in progress to stabilise fluctuations in pressure and flow to the affected reservoirs.

“This may cause low pressure or intermittent supply to elevated areas of Tacirua, parts of Tamavua Princes Road, upper Ragg Avenue including Amputch Place, Nailuva Road, Ratu Sukuna Road (junction of Vatuwaqa Primary to the Vuya Road junction), USP Hostel, and Dokanaisuva and Colo-I-Suva areas.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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