THE Water Authority of Fiji is upgrading its treatment plants to ensure a reliable and safe work environment for its trade waste industry.
This was outlined by chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai during a press conference on Wednesday. WAF has 18 treatment plants that produce an average of 320 megalitres of treated water in a day.
He said the upgrade was to ensure water sources were safeguarded for longevity to meet the increasing demands of Fiji's growing population.
"Among works earmarked for this year is the Kinoya Treatment Plant where ongoing works for the next three to four years will continue," Mr Ravai said.
Mr Ravai said the works would cater for the upcoming Waila City, Nakasi City and the Wainibuku housing projects.
"Furthermore, we are mindful of the Western Division in the Lautoka and Nadi corridor and the subsequent spin-off infrastructure efforts that place a strain on water service."
He said environment conservation and sanitation were priorities.