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Water supply in greater Suva area expected to be gradually restored after unplanned water disruptions

Water supply in greater Suva area expected to be gradually restored after unplanned water disruptions

By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 09/10/2019

The Water Authority of Fiji says it is working to get water supply normalised to areas in Suva which have been without water since yesterday.

This includes Samabula, Fulaga Street, Lakeba Street, Bureta Street, Princes Road, Rewa Street, Howell Road, Nailuva Road, Ratu Sukuna Road, Delainavesi, Lami, Wailoku and Waimanu Road. Some of these areas have started receiving water from this morning.

People in these areas are urged to boil drinking water because of debris and other substances which are in the water.

The unplanned water disruptions were caused by low inflow from the Savura Water Pump to the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant. This low inflow of water is a result of blockages in water supply caused by the recent heavy rain.

The Water Authority of Fiji says at midday yesterday the water inflow rate was critically low and could not sustain the demand, resulting in low pressure to intermittent supply to parts of  Suva.

It says the water inflow rate to the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant has improved and the treatment plant is treating at its normal capacity.

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