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Water back on for 90pc

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

WATER supply to most areas affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan and the flooding that followed are now back to normal.

The Water Authority of Fiji confirmed this in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

WAF corporate communications team leader, Fulori Turaga said 90 per cent of affected areas in the Central and Eastern divisions were now receiving normal water supply, with two water trucks carting water to areas that were still facing water disruptions.

"Supply has been restored in areas served from Colo-i-Suva and they are Colo-i-Suva forestry settlement and Colo-i-Suva Village. Sewer pump stations are operating normally," she said.

For the Deuba and Navua areas, 95 per cent of affected areas are now receiving normal water supply and operation in water coverage restoration is gradually normalising.

Ms Turaga said two water pumps at Naiyagi were now in full operation. Works are still being carried out in Korovou and at Ratu Kadavulevu School and Queen Victoria School to get supply to affected areas.

A hinderances to the work is the power outage in these areas at the weekend.

But despite this setback, the WAF has managed to supply water to about 80 per cent of the areas affected during the Category Four cyclone.

"Matacaucau, RKS and QVS are still experiencing intermittent water supply. Two water carts are servicing these affected areas," said Ms Turaga.

The WAF has managed to cover almost all areas in Naboro, with only the remaining one per cent of the population in the area yet to receive supply.

Ninety-nine per cent of supply had been restored in Naboro and was operating normally.

In Levuka, operations had normalised and in the outer islands all metered systems are operating normally.

Ms Turaga also confirmed that six WAF officers will visit the Yasawa Group with equipment in their bid to restore supply the situation in the Yasawas.





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