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Pipes for dry taps

Salaseini Vosamana
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NEW water pipes will soon be installed in Labasa by the Water Authority of Fiji to reduce the intermittent water supply in the area.

Responding to complaints by residents on the continuous water disruptions at Delailabasa, authority spokesman Maika Nagalu said they were working to wards resolve the water supply problem there.

The water pipes will be installed in areas from Naseakula to Delailabasa.

"While it may not be easy as it seems to fix the problem, we will ensure the residents receive a good supply of water," Mr Nagalu said.

"One of our booster pumps at Nasekula Reservoir which pumps water to Delailabasa developed mechanical problems, leaving only one pump to operate on Sunday. The whole area of Delailabasa was affected."

Mr Nagalu said technicians managed to repair the pump and water was restored yesterday morning.

"All residents in Delailabasa received normal supply throughout the day and also at night. Residents will only experience intermittent supply whenever there is a burst water main from the pump at Nasekula, low reservoir level at Benau treatment plant or when there is power blackout."

Resident Tomasi Siko said intermittent supply was becoming an issue in the area prompting people to fork out extra money to fetch water from relatives and friends.


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