29 January, 2023, 9:42 pm Central - 25°C Rain

Thousands of people to be without water after a rupture on the Waimanu Raw Water Rising Main
No time frame given for the completion of repair works

Thousands of people to be without water after a rupture on the Waimanu Raw Water Rising Main

No time frame given for the completion of repair works

By Vijay Narayan , Rashika Kumar , Krishneel Nair
Wednesday 09/11/2022
[Image: File Photo]

Thousands of people are expected to face water cuts in many parts of Suva, Samabula, Tamavua, Lami and surrounding areas as there is a rupture on the Waimanu Raw Water Rising Main due to unplanned power fluctuations at the station.

WAF says the production at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant will be affected significantly as these two pumps and the main contribute to over 40 percent of the flow into the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant.

WAF Chief Operations Officer, Seru Soderberg they have exposed the major fault and are currently assessing how long it will take to carry out the repairs.

He says they will be able to give a timeline later this evening based on the assessment of the contractors on how long it will take to carry out the required welding work.

Soderberg adds they are advising people to store enough water to last 2 to 3 days and are requested to use water wisely during this time.

Affected areas include - From Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge through to Togalevu Naval along the Queens Road including all Site Streets - From PJ Twomey Hospital to Reservoir Road along Princes Road, including all side streets such as Ragg Avenue, Devoji Street, Mead Road, Niraji, Wairua, Upper Mead Road, Lovoni Rd, Loa Street, Goodrum Place, Kaba Road, Saimoni Vatu Place, Bureta Street, Maharaj Place, Tuvana Place, Levuka Street, Tubou Street - Lakeba Street, including, Helson Street, Nayau Street, Kabara Street, Fulaga Street, Sovu Place, Namuka Street, Moala Street, Vatoa Street, Matuku Street, Totoya Street - Namadi Heights including Lower Ragg Avenue, Pathik Cresent, Mika Dreu Place, Padam Lala, Salato Road, Tuisawaqa, Salesi Road and all side streets - Rewa Street to Flagstaff Roundabout, including all side streets such as Kikau Street, Milverton Road, Alexander Street, Howell Road. - Kula Street, Kaka Street, Parts of Gaji Road including Jittu Estate - Elevated Areas along Laucala Bay and Ratu Sukuna Road - Waimanu Road including all side streets, including Borron Road, Toganivalu Road, Sawani Street, Extension Street and elevated areas along Amy Street Nagatugatu reservoir : Present Level โ€“ No Water all feeding from Nagatugatu - Wrong Turn, Sakoca, Upper Khalsa, Tacirua Hts, Nagatugatu Residents next to Reservoir. Tacirua reservoir : Present Level โ€“ Low pressure to No Water - All feeding from Tacirua Reservoir - Tamavua Koro, Upper Ragg, Deovji St, Tacirua Bus, Amputch St, Princes Rd

Soderberg says water carting trucks are on standby and can be requested in the case of an emergency by calling 5777.

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