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50% of the people who are WAF’s customers in Sigatoka still do not have water supply
Water supply fully restored in Nadi, Lautoka and Rakiraki

50% of the people who are WAF’s customers in Sigatoka still do not have water supply

Water supply fully restored in Nadi, Lautoka and Rakiraki

By Iva Danford
Friday 14/01/2022

50% of the people who are Water Authority of Fiji’s customers in Sigatoka are still without water supply after widespread flooding caused by heavy rain during Tropical Cyclone Cody.

This has been confirmed by the Chief Operating Officer of the Water Authority of Fiji Seru Soderberg who says that as of now 17 trucks are carting water in Sigatoka.

He says the elevated areas of Olosara, Cuvu, Kulukulu and Malaqereqere are the ones that are yet to receive water supply, however, they expect to restore water in these areas from this afternoon until tomorrow as the water pressure gradually builds.

Soderberg says their on the ground teams are still clearing debris as part of the restoration works.

He adds that the Keyasi Water plant is still facing turbidity issues however it is back online.

Meanwhile, it is good news for people living in Nadi, Lautoka and Rakiraki as the water supply system and restoration levels are back at 100%.

He says the restoration level for the Tavua water supply system is at 95% however, its Water Treatment Plant is running at 100%capacity at the moment.

Soderberg says 10% of the people will still be affected with intermittent supply to low pressure.

He says Ba water restoration is at 90%, and the Water Treatment Plant is back at 100 per operating capacity.

Soderberg adds that 10% of the people in Ba are affected as they are in elevated areas, however full restoration for Ba is expected to be completed by tomorrow.


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