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Constant Flow Of Water On Queens Road Worry Residents Near Lami

The leak has been there for some time and water is constantly seen on the road. After close examination, the leak seems to be coming from water pipes from a signboard for Suvavou Village, just before the entrance to the RB Patel Harbour Point car park.
22 Feb 2020 17:18
Constant Flow Of Water On Queens Road Worry Residents Near Lami
Water has been leaking onto the Queens Road for some time now, residents have said. Photo: Shalveen Chand

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) will soon investigate a possible water leak along the Queens Road near Lami, which has gone unrepaired for some weeks.

The leak has been there for some time and water is constantly seen on the road. After close examination, the leak seems to be coming from water pipes from a signboard for Suvavou Village, just before the entrance to the RB Patel Harbour Point car park.

Concerned residents said water was continuously draining out onto the road and forming a puddle.

Samuela Vadei of Suvavou said the water leaks could lead to damaging the road eventually.

“We can slowly see a pothole appearing. This road is quite new. Resurfacing work was done a few years ago,” he said.

Another concerned resident, Patrick Todd, said in an email that the water pool was right in the middle of the road where a concrete section butts against a tarseal road and where there is no drain.

“Water seeps into the joint and undermines both road surfaces. I have seen road crews attempting to repair the problem a few weeks ago. The repairs lasted only a few hours,” he wrote.

“Water is still pooling and the situation is getting worse. The leak and poor drainage will only cost the Fiji Roads Authority and WAF more money, unless they do something about it.”

WAF’s acting team leader corporate communications, Peni Shute, said they would look into the matter.

Edited by Percy Kean

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