Residents say they have lost hope after continued water disruptions
Thousands of people between Suva and Nausori to expect water disruptions for at least a week

Residents say they have lost hope after continued water disruptions

Thousands of people between Suva and Nausori to expect water disruptions for at least a week

By Shanil Singh , Semi Turaga
Friday 07/01/2022
The water tank used by Colo-i-Suva resident due to water disruptions. Photo: Atish Chand

With unplanned water disruptions across the Suva to Nausori corridor, a Colo-i-Suva resident says the water disruption notice does not mean much to them because they already had no water supply since Christmas last year.

Atish Chand says it is sad to say that they cannot rely on the Water Authority of Fiji anymore.

He says because of constant disruptions he had to buy a $300 water pump and is dependent on rainwater now.

Krishna Datt of Sakoca in Tacirua says there is not much to say and the only thing they can do now is prepare.

We have sent questions to the Water Authority of Fiji about the concerns raised by these residents.

Thousands of people living along the Suva to Nausori corridor have been told by the Water Authority of Fiji to expect low pressure to no water for at least one week as reservoirs are not recovering well to its healthy operational levels.

The Water Authority of Fiji is asking people in affected areas to prepare accordingly and to store water when its available as this disruption will continue for at least one week till the system normalises.

WAF says water restoration takes one to two weeks.

Nine reservoirs are affected.


Thousands of people living along Suva to Nausori corridor told by WAF to expect low pressure to no water for 1 week

By Semi Turaga
Friday 07/01/2022
[Image: File Photo]

Thousands of people living along the Suva to Nausori corridor have been told by the Water Authority of Fiji to expect low pressure to no water for at least one week as reservoirs are not recovering well to its healthy operational levels.

In an unplanned water disruption notice posted on its Facebook page this morning, the Water Authority of Fiji is asking people in affected areas to prepare accordingly and to store water when its available as this disruption will continue for at least one week till the system normalises.

WAF says water restoration takes one to two weeks.

Nine reservoirs are affected.

They include the Wainibuku reservoir, Tovata reservoir, Flagstaff reservoir, Kalabu reservoir, Nasinu reservoir, Nagatugatu reservoir, Tacirua reservoir, Dokanisuva reservoir and Colo-i-Suva reservoir.

Affected areas include parts of Makoi, Nepani, Nadawa, Davuilevu, Nakasi, Koronivia, Tovata, Caubati, Tacirua, Cunningham, Khalsa Rd, Ratu Sukuna Road, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Muanikau Road, Laucala Bay Road, McGregor Road, Domain Road, Victoria Parade from Sukuna Park to Nasese, Amy Street, Johnson Street, Spring Street, High Street, Stewart Street, Brown Street, Kinoya, Sakoca, Tamavua Koro, parts of Princes and Sawani Road, Dokanaisuva and Colo-i-Suva.

Call 5777 if you want a water carting truck to come to your area.

We have sent further questions to WAF about why the reservoir levels are not recovering well.

Fijivillage has also asked if WAF has enough water carting trucks to cater for all the affected areas as concerned residents have told us in the past that water trucks have come to their area at midnight sometimes.

We have also asked WAF why the water restoration will take one to two weeks.

There were also disruptions in water supply to thousands of people in parts of Lami, Suva and Nasinu last week.

WAF said last week their reservoirs were experiencing low production levels due to high turbidity levels or dirt in the water caused by the recent heavy rain.

Stay with us for more.



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