100 percent production water restoration in Suva – Lami areas by tonight or tomorrow - Soderberg

100 percent production water restoration in Suva – Lami areas by tonight or tomorrow - Soderberg

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 30/03/2024

Residents living along the Suva – Lami areas are expected to receive 100 percent water restoration by tonight or tomorrow.

This has been stated by the Chief Operating Officer of the Water Authority of Fiji Seru Soderberg who says the restoration efforts following the recent pipe damage in Savura have advanced well, marking a crucial step towards the full reinstatement of water services for affected residents in the Suva-Lami areas.

He says the progress is a testament to the dedication and hard work of their partners, the team from Flame Tree Development Limited.

He adds they are pleased to confirm that one of the water mains has been successfully brought back online.

Soderberg says furthermore, the treatment plant is now receiving an inflow of 40 Million Litres per day, a substantial increase that enhances water availability for distribution.

He says their efforts have resulted in the restoration of production levels at the Tamavua facility to 50 percent.

He further says in parallel, repair crews are currently engaged in welding works on the 600 main, with expectations for it to be back online by tonight or tomorrow.

Soderberg says this critical initiative is poised to further augment production capacity, bringing them closer to the goal of complete restoration.

He adds however, it's important to note that the supply system operates with a lag from the treatment plant.

Soderberg says therefore, they have come up with a system recovery plan that starts with getting water to the areas farthest away first.

He says this ensures that everyone has a fair chance at getting water and the network is fully charged to restore normal supply.

The Chief Operating Officer says they also wish to point out that with the current rainy conditions, turbidity is expected to increase and that does have an impact on their treatment capacity.

He says they extend their heartfelt appreciation to the affected residents in the Suva - Lami areas for their patience and understanding throughout this period of inconvenience.

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