23rd August 02:06 PM
Thousands of people in greater Koronivia area still facing water disruptions after more than 24 hours
By Faria Begum/Apenisa Waqairadovu
Monday 13/05/2019

After more than 24 hours thousands of people in and around the greater Koronivia area are still facing water disruptions.

Sherin Shabnam of Davuilevu in Nausori raised serious concern since not having water supply since 2.30am Saturday.

Shabnam who is a mother of four says that her family had used up all the stored water they had and they are now collecting rainwater.

She says she is unaware of any water cartage in their area because they are currently into the month of fasting and mostly stay indoors.

Shabnam claims that there has been no carting of water in the Davuilevu area over the weekend.

The mother of four has pleaded that water be carted in her area so she is able to send her children to school.

Hundreds of people in the wider Lokia community are also facing water disruptions.

A resident has told FijiVillage that the water disruption started early yesterday.

Residents in Lokia have also raised concern with there being no water carting in their area and this has affected people and children as they prepare for work and school today.

Meanwhile the Water Authority of Fiji says that this disruption has been caused by a defective valve.

They say that a team had been working to repair this valve from last night into this morning.

We are still trying to get confirmation from the Authority on whether the defective valve has been fixed or not.

Water Authority  says that supply is expected to normalize this morning, however a time frame has not been given.

The affected areas include Parts of Kings Road, Lab Road to Rewa Bridge end, Fiji National University Koronivia Campus, Koronivia Research Station, Mosque Feeder Road, Koronivia Road to Tawakelevu Road junction, Dalip Street, Mahendra Street, Raghu Raj Street, Davuilevu Theological College and Toga Road.

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