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Disruptions Due To Reservoir Landslide

“The force of the landslide has pushed apart or dislocated our pipework, causing significant damage which will take some time to safely repair,” said Mr Soderberg.
04 May 2021 10:22
Disruptions Due To Reservoir Landslide
The landslide at the Wainibuku Reservoir which caused yesterday’s water disruptions along the Suva-Nasinu area. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has determined the cause of the water supply disruptions in the greater Suva-Nasinu area. It is due to a massive landslide at the inlet to the Wainibuku Reservoir.

The authority’s chief operating officer, Seru Soderberg said the major landslide occurred late Sunday night. The major fault on the Waila to Wainibuku 600mm and 450mm bulk water mains were the dislocated pipelines.

“The force of the landslide has pushed apart or dislocated our pipework, causing significant damage which will take some time to safely repair,” said Mr Soderberg.

“We kindly request our customers to please bear with us while these critical repairs are being carried out, as the fault is beyond WAF’s control, and we reassure you that we are doing what we can, as urgently as possible.”

Water carting trucks have been deployed to provide water to affected customers during this time. Customers can contact the authority’s National Contact Center on 334-6777 or shortcode 5777 (all mobile networks) for water carting assistance.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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