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Boil water first

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THE Water Authority is urging the public to be cautious about drinking water during this cyclone period.

"We're advising people to boil all drinking water and store rain water for house cleaning purposes," WAF communication officer Kelera Serelini said yesterday.

She said there would also be water services if people in affected areas needed.

"For areas affected, water carting will be provided to customers," Ms Serelini said.

As of yesterday, WAF reported the affected areas around the country to be Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Qarawalu.

"This morning indicated some areas in the north were experiencing water disruption due to power shutdown at some of our water treatment plants," the WAF statement read.

"Public notices have been aired on all radio stations, mobile mass texting, newspapers and television to warn individuals on the need to store water for emergency purposes.

"If customers need any assistance, they are advised to call our national call centre on 3346777 if they need further assistance."

Although the central and western regions are reporting normal operations, WAF's operations team is on standby to attend to customers there.


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