Quick field assessments by the Water Authority of Fiji has helped identify a potential major fault to its 900 millimetre high pressure pipeline which transports raw water from the Vaturu Dam to the Nagado Water Treatment Plant.
This is after a landslide along Qauna-kuka leading up to Vaturu exposed the major pipeline.
The Water Authority says if the high pressure pipeline had collapsed or was washed away, it would have caused major supply disruptions to Nadi and Lautoka.
A team of engineers have since been dispatched to carry out urgent remedial works to the exposed pipeline.
Meanwhile rehabilitation work has also started at Savalau Crossing as well as Lidilidi Creek Crossing, both leading up to Vaturu which only yesterday was heavily inundated by raging flood waters in the area.
The Authority’s Regional Manager in the Western Division, Romu-lusi Matai-toga says they continue to work closely with the Fiji Roads Authority to coordinate safe access into the Vaturu Dam and surrounding areas.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.