25th February 08:05 PM
Mechanical problems and damaged fire hydrants cause further delays in water restoration
By Semi Turaga
Monday 10/02/2020
Children filling water from a damaged fire hydrant. [image: WAF]

Thousands of people in parts of Nasinu have been facing water supply disruptions since last Thursday and the further delay in water restoration has been caused by both mechanical problems faced by booster pumps and also damaged fire hydrants.

They are waiting for water levels at the reservoir to reach acceptable levels.

People living in elevated parts of Khalsa Road, Tacirua, Valelevu, Kalabu and Newtown are still without water this hour.

Water supply has now been restored to people living in some parts of Nailuva Road and Moli Place off Ratu Dovi Road in Suva who had been without water supply since last night because of damaged fire hydrants.

The Water Authority of Fiji carried out emergency repairs last night to two fire hydrants which had been damaged by individuals who had illegally accessed the hydrants to fill water.

The water restoration coverage still stands at 95%.

Water disruptions started on Thursday night due to a burst bulk main at the Waila Water Treatment Plant.

This bulk main feeds treated water from the Waila Water Treatment Plant to the Wainibuku main distribution reservoir.

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