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Water levels in Waimanu River and Tamavua Water Treatment Plant reaches critical levels due to lack of rainfall

Water levels in Waimanu River and Tamavua Water Treatment Plant reaches critical levels due to lack of rainfall

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 13/12/2019
Water levels in both the Waimanu River and the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant are at critical levels

The Water Authority of Fiji is now urging Fijians to conserve water as water levels in both the Waimanu River and the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant are at critical levels due to the lack of rainfall being experienced.

The Authority’s teams are working around the clock to get water supply normalized to thousands of people who are already facing low pressure or intermittent supply due to low rain.

General Manager Customer Services and Acting General Manager Operations, Sekove Uluinayau says water carting trucks have been arranged to service the disrupted areas.

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He says divers have also been deployed to attend to clear suspected blockages which are made up of mud silt at the pump water wells at the Waimanu Water Pumping Station, along the Waimanu River in Sawani.

The raw water from the Waimanu River is pumped to both the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant and Headworks, which is currently at a critical level in order to supply water to the Tamavua Plant for treatment before distributing it to customers.

The Authority says, unfortunately, rainfall is something we cannot control but their teams are working around the clock to normalize water supply.

Affected areas include the elevated parts of Princes Road (Tamavua to Colo-I-Suva), Namadi Heights, Wairua, Wailoku, Samabula, Rewa Street, Waimanu Road, and Ratu Sukuna Road as well as elevated areas within Wairua, Wailoku, Delainavesi, Qauia Street to Veisari.

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