Velovelo, Lautoka residents assured of normalised water supply by March

Velovelo, Lautoka residents assured of normalised water supply by March

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 02/02/2024
[Image: WAF]

Following serious concerns raised by residents in Velovelo, Lautoka regarding inconsistent water supply, the Water Authority of Fiji is now reassuring them that supply is expected to normalise by March this year.

WAF had earlier said that supply would normalise by the end of January as they were working on transferring the individual meter connections after laying a new 500 metre DN100 water main.

While responding to further questions by fijivillage News as the issue persists, WAF says they implemented system rezoning to address the intermittent water supply issues at the elevated areas of Velovelo Temple Road in Lautoka, however, the issue persists due to the limitation in water pressures from the Vuda Reservoir to supply the elevated customers in the Velovelo area.

They say to address this intermittent supply issue permanently, their team is currently working on changing the source of supply to this area from Vuda Reservoir to Saru Reservoir.

WAF says as Saru Reservoir is at a higher elevation, it will be able to supply to these elevated areas.

They say in the coming weeks, WAF will install a total of 900m new water mains to link the supply from Saru-Natabua to the Velovelo areas and this is expected to be completed by March this year.

WAF has reassured the residents that upon completion, they anticipate permanently resolving the water supply issue in the area.

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