20th March 02:40 AM
Solutions to meet increased demand of water supply to be provided soon
By Vijay Narayan and Nirupa Siwan
Friday 24/02/2017

The CEO of Water Authority of Fiji is expected to provide further information regarding the solutions needed to meet the increased demand for water supply along the Suva to Nausori and Lautoka to Nadi corridor.

Authority CEO Opetaia Ravai has made it clear that residents living along the Suva Nausori corridor may either get water supply 2 hours a day or 2 days in a week if the authority does not have additional water sources within the next 5 years.

Ravai made this statement during the Public Accounts Committee meeting.

He says if they do not secure the Rewa and Viria rivers as additional sources of water supply, the Suva to Nausori corridor will face the serious issue.

He confirms that the Authority has presented a report on this problem to the government and the Asian Development Bank to fund this project.

The Water Authority CEO says that they have done a demand analysis in the Suva to Nausori corridor and they have found that the population growth is at an alarming rate therefore the Authority cannot supply based on the demand.

Ravai also says that they are working on a program to address the issue of low water pressure around the country.

He says that they know that residents especially in the Suva to Nausori and Lautoka to Nadi corridor face intermittent supply and low water pressure.

They are also looking at additional water sources for the Nadi to Lautoka corridor.

The CEO highlights that the Authority is having discussions with the landowners in Teidamu and Vakabuli.

We have also sent questions to Infrastructure Minister, Parveen Bala.

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