WAF works to repair fault affecting Suva water supply, repair timeline still uncertain

WAF works to repair fault affecting Suva water supply, repair timeline still uncertain

By Mikaele Liga
Thursday 04/04/2024
[Image: WAF]

The Water Authority of Fiji has managed to expose the fault site along Ki Street in Wailoku that is affecting water supply to thousands of Fijians living in the greater Suva area but they can not give the exact time the works will finish.

WAF has reassured those affected that repair works will not take as long as the previous repair works.

They say they have assessed the extent of damages on the washout which is connected to the DN600 raw water trunk pipeline which supplies raw water from Headworks 3 to the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant.

WAF Chief Operating Officer, Seru Soderberg says that apart from the multiple pinholes, the washout outlet pipe has also completely ruptured.

Soderberg says WAF is currently making the repair site safe as the pipes are around 2.5 metres and are under an overhanging concrete slab that poses a major risk to the lives of the welders should they be caught under if it collapses.

He says once the site is safe to safely access, the welders will move in to carry out repair works on the damaged pipe.

Soderberg adds the progress of works will be weather-dependent and they are hoping that the weather can hold up over the coming hours.

He adds they will give an update as soon as their team on the ground gives them reports on the latest developments.

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.

Stay with us for updates.

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