9th December 05:28 PM
WAF working to keep its major water treatment plants up and running to avoid further major water cuts
By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 12/11/2019
[Photo: Water Authority of Fiji]

As thousands of people continue to face water disruptions in parts of Suva, the Water Authority of Fiji is working to keep its major water treatment plants up and running to avoid further major water cuts.

Earlier this morning, a team of officers and divers attended to a report of blockages to the major raw water intake to the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant which is fed from the Savura Water Pumping Station.

The Authority says the intake was blocked by heavy debris which was brought in by the recent adverse weather conditions, over the long weekend.

General Manager Customer Services and Acting General Manager Operations, Sekove Uluinayau says a team of skilled divers was deployed to the intake to remove debris at the intake strainer, which is located at the Cascade Dam in Savura.

He says this is very critical for them as they hardly experienced blockages to their major raw water intakes.

The affected areas include the elevated parts of Princes Road (Tamavua to Colo-I-Suva), Namadi Heights, Wairua, Wailoku, Samabula, Rewa Street, Waimanu Road, Ratu Sukuna Road, Delainavesi, and Lami up to Togalevu.

No timeframe has been set on when the water supply will be completely normalized, however, Uluinayau says the Authority is committed to getting water supply normalized as soon as possible.

He says people should store a sufficient amount of water as a backup reserve during periods of heavy rain and adverse weather conditions as debris blockages can disrupt supply.

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