25th February 09:07 PM
WAF currently working to address the balancing of water pressure and flow in pipelines and reservoirs
By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 13/02/2020

The Water Authority of Fiji is currently working around the clock to address the balancing of water pressure and flow in pipelines and reservoirs which is causing fluctuations in water levels which has resulted in intermittent water supply to Fijians who receive their water from the Nasinu, Flagstaff, Nagatugatu, Tacirua, Dokanaisuva and Colo-i-suva reservoirs.

The Authority says last week, restoration of water was greatly delayed due to the opening of fire hydrants in Raiwai, which disrupted the pressurization of the water supply system.

The Authority also says that after restoration works were completed in the weekend, system balancing is still in progress to stabilize fluctuations in pressure and flow to the affected reservoirs.

This may cause low pressure or intermittent supply to elevated areas of Tacirua, parts of Tamavua Princes Road, upper Ragg Avenue including Amputch Place, Nailuva Road, Ratu Sukuna Road (junction of Vatuwaqa Primary to the Vuya Road junction), USP Hostel, Dokanaisuva and Colo-i-Suva areas.

WAF, last night, successfully repaired a burst main situated along Niubalavu Road, off Khalsa Road which had drained huge amounts of treated water from the water reticulation system.

The Authority urges Fijians to conserve and always store sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least two to three days in their homes at all times.

The Authority is now encouraging Fijians to invest in storage containers or water tanks connected to the water system for storage and backup supply during any unplanned disruption that may arise due to emergency works, as well as natural disasters.

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