24 September, 2020, 10:17 am Central - 24°C Rain

Thousands in parts of Suva, Nasinu and Nausori continue to face water cuts due to critical water levels in reservoirs

Thousands in parts of Suva, Nasinu and Nausori continue to face water cuts due to critical water levels in reservoirs

By Vijay Narayan and Rashika kumar
Thursday 13/02/2020
Waimanu River [Photo:Water Authority of Fiji]

Thousands of people living in parts of Suva, Nasinu and Nausori continue to face water cuts or intermittent supply due to critical water levels in the reservoirs and burst pipelines.

Fijivillage has received confirmation that people in Laucala Beach, Kinoya, Caubati, Raiwaqa, Vatuwaqa, Rewa Street, Vuya Road, parts of Ratu Sukuna Road, Namadi Heights, Tacirua Heights, Davuilevu Housing, Nakasi and Khalsa Road have been facing water problems.

People in parts of Nasese do not have water supply since late Monday while other areas in Tacirua, Tamavua, Nasinu and Nausori have been facing disruptions from the weekend.

Waila Treatment Plant

When Fijivillage contacted the Water Authority, they first said that they want the names of the people complaining and their residential addresses. The Authority then came back and said that people in Nasese had water except the person complaining.

When we said that this was not the case as there were other people also affected, the Authority then admitted that other people have been facing water cuts and it was due to critical water levels in the reservoir. 

The Water Authority of Fiji confirms to Fijivillage that all these areas have been affected due to burst mains and low reservoir levels.

They are currently trying to rectify the issue and hoping to restore supply later today.

The Authority says water will be supplied by water carting trucks to the affected areas.

Water Authority of Fiji CEO, Barry Omundson

When questioned on this major issue affecting people, Water Authority of Fiji CEO, Barry Omundson says the constant water cuts and intermittent supply are because of leaks and breakages of old pipelines and low levels of water in the reservoirs.

Omundson says pipelines should last 50 years but he says some of the pipelines are probably older than that.

He adds that it will not be possible to say when all the old pipes could be fixed as they are underground.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Pollution in Suva
Serious concerns raised as research shows microplastic in fish and other seafood sources in ...
17 hours ago

RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
17 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
30 days ago
Ro Teimumu is making false claims – Akbar
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says false claims made by SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa that there has been a reduction in the boarding grant, amongs...
2 hours ago
207 new junior nurses posted to CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals
207 new junior nurses have been posted to the CWM, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals. They are now part of the health system and will be appointed as ...
1 hour ago

Two civil servants allegedly caught with marijuana in Kadavu
Two civil servants will be produced in the Suva Magistrates Court today after they were allegedly found with marijuana in Kadavu earlier this ...
2 hours ago

Masi talks about new song Ko Ga Gi and shares his journey as an artist
“Ko Ga Gi” - a song inspired by a local viral video this month where a man is describing what he goes through to try to sustain himself in the ...
3 hours ago

5 year old boy believed to have drowned in Savusavu on Monday
A five-year-old boy is believed to have drowned in Savusavu during a family picnic on Monday. Police say the child was from Vunidogoloa. A post ...
16 hours ago

Tamavua-i-wai residents are still fishing in polluted area
Residents of Tamavua-i-wai, adjacent to the old Lami Rubbish Dump are still fishing in the polluted area. This has been highlighted by Doctor ...
17 hours ago