Most parts of Nausori, Nasinu & Suva should expect water disruptions if there is severe flooding along the Waimanu River

Most parts of Nausori, Nasinu & Suva should expect water disruptions if there is severe flooding along the Waimanu River

By Semi Turaga
Monday 01/02/2021
Mr Seru Soderburgh Chief Operating Officer. [Image: WAF]

If you live in Nausori, Nasinu and Suva you should store water now as the Water Authority of Fiji says it may have no choice but to switch-off the standby generator set powering the raw water pump station at Waila to prevent damages during severe flooding along the Waimanu River.

WAF says switching the raw water pump station generator off will, of course, be a last resort, but people should be prepared if the situations will worsen.

The Waila Water Pump Station draws water from the Waimanu River and pumps it to the Waila Water Treatment Plant and if there is a need, WAF will have to switch off the Genset.

WAF adds, as a result, the entire Wainibuku water supply system will be impacted, and people living in the following areas may experience interruptions to their water supply.

The Authority further says ground teams will also be carrying out valve operations during peak hours.

This means that some people may experience water disruptions as WAF ground teams balance the system to ensure that reservoirs levels are at their highest levels should major flooding effect the Wainibuku water supply system.

Affected areas may include:

Raralevu System

Raralevu

No Water ‐all feeding from the Raralevu Reservoir ‐ Ovea, Cautata, Vatoa, Lakena, Vunivivi, Kiuva ,Naitalasese, Daku, Maumi, Vusuya, Mokani, Naila, Bau Island, Tokatoka, Nakelo, Rewa, Vunimono, Nadali, Nausori International Airport, Wainibokasi, and Naselai.

Rewa Depot

No Water ‐ all feeding from Rewa Reservoir ‐Dilkusha Road, Ram G Road, Juglal Road, NYPD, Lelean Memorial School, WAF Rewa Depot, and Toga. Wainibuku System

Wainibuku

Low Pressure to No Water ‐ all feeding from Wainibuku Reservoir ‐ Makoi, Nepani, Nadawa, Ratu Dovi Road, Davuilevu, Nakasi, Koronivia, Central Christian Centre & no inflow to Tovata, Kalabu, Nasinu, Flagstaff.

Kalabu

Low Pressure to No Water all feeding from Kalabu Reservoir ‐ Valelevu, Caqiri, Nawanawa, Koka, Kinoya road, Vasant Lal, Vesivesi, Yasiyasi.

Nasinu

Low Pressure to No Water ‐ all feeding from Nasinu Reservoir ‐ Kinoya, Caubati, Manohan, Centre Point, Laucala, Nokonoko, Koka, Kinoya road, Vasant Lal Vesivesi, Fletcher, Mukta Ben.

Flagstaff

Low Pressure to No Water all feeding from Flagstaff Reservoir ‐ Ratu Sukuna Road, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Muanikau Road, Laucala Bay Road, Bau Road, McGregor Road, Domain Road, Victoria Parade from Sukuna Park to Nasese.

Tovata

No Water ‐ all feeding from Tovata Reservoir & No Inflow to Nagatugatu Reservoir ‐ Makoi, Kaliveitau, Veitata, Tovata Road, Qaranivalu, Caubati Koro, Daniva, Niubalavu, Raikiwai, Niuvula, Niusawa Lane, Tacirua East, Cunningham and all areas along Khalsa Road.

Upper Tovata System

Nagatugatu

No Water ‐ all feeding from Nagatugatu Reservoir ‐ Wrong Turn, Sakoca, Upper Khalsa, Tacirua Heights, Nagatugatu Residents living beside the Reservoir.

Tacirua

No Water ‐ all feeding from Tacirua Reservoir ‐ Tamavua Village, Upper Ragg, Deovji Street, Tacirua Buses Garage, Amputch Street, Princess Road.

Dokanaisuva

No Water all feeding from Dokainaisuva Reservoir ‐ Seventh Day Church Dokanaisuva to Tacirua Fijian School, Vunuleba Settlement.

Colo-i-Suva

No Water ‐ all feeding from Colo‐i‐Suva Reservoir ‐ Naisogo, Colo‐i‐Suva Crest Chicken, Princess Road, Marshall Road, Taqairua, Vunikawai, Uluibeka, Colanaivau, Valesasa, Naitaqiri Nillgrey.

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