1 June, 2020, 2:22 pm
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1 June, 2020, 2:22 pm Central - 27°C Rain

WAF conducting emergency repairs on pumps at Waimanu Raw Water Pump station

WAF conducting emergency repairs on pumps at Waimanu Raw Water Pump station

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 23/05/2020

The Water Authority of Fiji ground teams are currently conducting emergency repairs on pumps at the Waimanu Raw Water Pump station to restore water to the greater Lami Area from Delainavesi Bridge to the Naval base at Togalevu.

WAF CEO Barry Omundson says currently, only 2 pumps are running while one pump is being repaired after sustaining damage to its shaft and bearing.

He says the fault was caused by silt and debris inside the pumping gallery and when they were sucked into the pump it caused the pump to seize and lock up.

Omundson says the ground teams are already conducting repairs and are expected to conduct the emergency works through the night adding the priority is to ensure that Fijians have water and the team have carried out valve operations to sustain trunk main pressures and all areas that are not receiving water are being provided with water carting.

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