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Water supply disruptions

By DAWN GIBSON
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Update: 1:32PM THE Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) issued bad news for residents living in some parts of the west of Viti Levu.

In Tavua, as a result of the power shutdown, all rural water supply stopped.

"Areas affected include Yaseyase, Tagitagi and the Tavua Bridge to Rabulu Village," WAF confirmed.

Also affected are those living in parts of Rakiraki. Areas affected are Rewasa, Rakiraki towards Ellington, Wairuku to Narewa and Qalau.

WAF said it was working towards restoring water to affected areas.

Areas in the north that experienced water cuts can expect water back once power is restored. Affected areas include Labasa, Savusavu and Seaqaqa.

In Labasa, people who rely on the Benau Treatment Plant, will experience intermittent water supply today. This includes the airport, Solovi, Bocalevu and Wailevu areas.

FEA indicated that they will be restoring power to Delailabsa and Nabekavu pump sites today, WAF confirmed.

In Savusavu, customers living at Naqaqa, Vacekoro, and Nukubalevu areas will also have water cuts, although supply is expected to be restored later today.

In the Central Division, residents of Flagstaff, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Nasese, Ratu Sukuna Road, lower Laucala Bay Road and nearby areas will experience water cuts.

The cuts to water supply are the result of power shutdown to the Waila Treatment Plant this morning.

Also affected are residents in the Suva-Nausori corridor.

Those living at Nakasi, Davuilevu, Koronivia, Narere, Palm Road, Navosai, Makoi, Kings Road, Nasinu areas, Dibulu areas, whole of Rewa, Lelean Memorial School, Waila, Nausori, Baulevu, and Kasavu should expect disruptions.

Consumers are being advised by WAF to use water wisely and boil all drinking water.

Restoration of water supply will depend on restoration of power supply to WAF treatment plants in those areas.

Customers are being encouraged to call WAFs National Call Centre on 3346777 if they need any assistance.