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Water cuts begin

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PARTS of Nasinu began experiencing water problems yesterday afternoon, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) reported in an update.

Residents of Valelevu, Naveiwakau, Caubati, Newtown and surrounding elevated areas experienced water disruptions yesterday because of a power failure.

"Due to a power shutdown at Wainibuku, our Tovata water pump has been affected which has resulted in some areas in the central region experiencing intermittent water supply," the WAF update said.

WAF had announced that water disruptions would be experienced throughout the country as it anticipated damage to its infrastructure.

Customers are urged by WAF to contact their national call centre on 3346777 for assistance.

In other updates, residents of Naboro, Navua and Deuba also experienced intermittent supply last night.

"This was due to a power shutdown in that area," the update said.

"Water supply will be restored once power is back on."

In the west, hotels were advised to store their own supply to minimise disruption to guests until operations normalise.

All shops in Lautoka were closed yesterday.