17th August 09:32 PM
WAF prioritizing schools directly affected by water disruptions
By Iva Danford
Thursday 20/07/2017

The Water Authority of Fiji says they are prioritizing schools that are directly affected by water disruptions due to the current situation at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant in Nadi.

The disruption to water production at the Treatment Plant, which was expected to finish earlier this week, was challenged with the introduction of high level algae flowing into Nagado from its source, the Vaturu Dam.

The Authority says they have advised School Managers and Head Teachers to contact the Authority if schools are running low on water supply for the school operations.

They say 23 water trucks are operational in the affected areas.

The Ministry of Education has instructed the Western Division Education Officers to inform principals to close the schools in the Nadi areas that are affected by water disruptions if it goes on for longer hours.

This was earlier confirmed to Fijivillage by the Permanent Secretary of Education Iowane Tiko who said that some schools are facing a problem as there are not enough water trucks to supply water to the affected schools.

The Water Authority of Fiji has also confirmed that a group of experts from the Pacific Water Association in New Caledonia will be arriving tomorrow to assist with the problem of algae growth.

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