Low water supply for Suva area
22 March, 2018, 11:17 am
Update: 11:17AM EXPECT low water pressure if you live in the greater Suva area, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) warns.
In a notice given late last night, the WAF said the
following areas would be affected until Friday March 23:
- Rewa Street
- Waimanu Road
- Ratu Sukuna Road
- Namadi Heights
- Princes Road
“The interruption in supply is due to the low reservoir
levels as a result of clogging of the filters at Tamavua Water Treatment Plant
that affected the filtration process which in turn caused low water production
for some time,” the notice said.
“This was due a sudden change of the quality of raw water. Currently,
the Treatment Plant is back in normal operation and the supply is expected to
be gradually restored from tonight (21/03) up to Friday (23/03).”
“Further, low pressures will also be experienced in the
areas fed from Nagatugatu and Tacirua Reservoirs as a result of the planned
power outage that occurred at Khalsa Booster pumping station earlier today,
which lasted for approximately seven hours. WAF is working towards getting a
backup power supply for this pumping station.”
The authority has water trucks on standby to service the
affected areas when the need arises.