WAF unclear on when water supply will normalise for greater Suva area

WAF unclear on when water supply will normalise for greater Suva area

By Mikaele Liga
Thursday 04/04/2024
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As thousands of Fijians living in the greater Suva area are facing water supply disruption due to a fault at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant, the Water Authority of Fiji has yet to confirm when supply will normalise. WAF says a fault has occurred on the Head Works 3 to Tamavua Water Treatment Plant raw water pipeline at Key Street, in Wailoku. They say a large pinhole fault has occurred causing reduced inflow from Head Works 3 into Tamavua Water Treatment Plant as of 8.30pm last night.

WAF says the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant will be receiving a reduced inflow of 51 million litres a day which equates to a 32 percent reduction compared to the normal inflow of 75 million litres a day, this will impact production and service delivery this morning.

Areas impacted include Tamavua Reservoir, upper Princes Road, upper Ragg Avenue, Namadi, Mead Road, upper and lower Samabula Area, Rewa Street, Delainavesi, Lami Village, Upper Lami Town, Qauia, Veisari, Waiqanake, Belinaiveli, Monfort, Togalevu, Wailoku, Raiwasa, Nabua, Ratu Mara Road, Gaji, Kula, Kaka, Kanavi, Belo, Nailuva, Ritova, Matanitobua, Talasiga, Shipping Reservoir, Walu Bay, Rokobili, Korovou Prison, Tamavua I Wai, Lovunilase Area. The Toorak Reservoir is also being affected and areas affected include Amy Street, Augustus, High Street, Spring Street, Knolly Street, and Upper Toorak.

WAF says the fault area is being isolated to be inspected as soon as possible to determine the extent of damage before repairs are carried out. Stay with us for updates.

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