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New valves to restore water supply in Fiji

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In a press release, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) announced that the construction of new valves at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant is underway.

The development is part of a widespread issue regarding water supply to WAF customers in Nadi and parts of Lautoka.

“Our teams are working around the clock to successfully complete this operation and we should complete the works by 10am tomorrow morning (30/09). We are expecting that water supply to low-lying areas be normalized by tomorrow evening and then the high elevated areas by Tuesday evening,” said Kamal Gounder, WAF board director.

“In terms of the customers being affected, good news is that most of our customers living in Nadi Town, Denarau, and customers that are fed from the Black Rock Reservoir as they are getting water because we were able to commission the old main line that we used to operate before, this is providing level of water that we are able to supply to Denarau and some of the major customers in Nadi including the Airports Fiji Limited.”

According to the release, after the installations have resolved, customers in low-lying areas will have their water supply gradually restored, whilst consumers in higher areas will see positive results after the reservoir levels rise.