The Water Authority of Fiji has confirmed that the disruption to water production at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant in Nadi, which was expected to finish yesterday, has been challenged with the introduction of high level algae flowing into Nagado from its source, the Vaturu Dam.
This has been confirmed by the CEO of Water Authority of Fiji Opetaia Ravai who says that this has delayed their work on the treatment plant.
Ravai says initially the filtration system was damaged by normal wear and tear, but with the sudden high flow of algae, it had slowed up the system and reduced the amount of treated water that could be filtered through.
Ravai says the production level at the Nagado water treatment Plant in Nadi is currently sitting at 75 to 80%.
Ravai says even with the disruption, they continue to supply clean, healthy drinking water to the customers affected from their water trucks.
He says they will also contact overseas chemical scientists and engineers to help them deal with this issue.
Ravai says this work has come with a great cost for the Authority and more manpower was hired.
A total of 8,767 households, schools and businesses are affected by this water disruption in Nadi.
Some areas that are currently experiencing a low level of water supply are the general Votualevu area from Tadra road, ATS, Savunaiwai right up CAAF compound, the Holika areas, Nadele from Thompson Road upto Sleeping Giant, the Lolobalavu area and along Nadi Back Road.
Other areas affected include Nasau to Mulomulo village and Nagado areas such as Malolo, Navo, Tunalia, Nacovi, Sonalisali, Malamala, Nawaicoba, Yako, Nabila, Fiji Marriot Momi Bay Resort and Uciwai.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.