Fiji Time: 9:56 AM on Wednesday 2 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Low level affects water supply

Shalveen Chand
Monday, January 06, 2014

LOW water levels in reservoirs in the Central Division are caused by increased usage from the general public, says the Water Authority of Fiji.

In light of this development, WAF has advised customers to use water wisely during this hot period.

Water supply has been very low and in some areas taps have run dry because of the low pressure. Flagstaff, Toorak and Nasinu reservoirs have low water levels.

In a statement, WAF said customers residing in parts of Suva City would continue to experience low pressure to no water because of the low levels in the Flagstaff reservoir.

Areas affected include Gordon St, Carnarvon St, Butt St, Desvouex Rd, Selbourne St, Hercules St, Upper Domain Rd and nearby areas.

WAF said supply in the affected areas would be restored progressively as the reservoir levels pick up and water trucks would continue to cart water to the affected areas.

Domain resident Angelina Singh said she had spent $300 in two days getting fresh water to her family.

"We haven't seen water trucks this side.

"We can live without electricity but water is very essential. I have a six-month-old baby and this makes things very difficult for me," she said.

WAF is yet to clarify if the low water level problem is being experienced in the Central Division only.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63450.6155
JPY 58.816055.8160
GBP 0.31390.3059
EUR 0.44570.4337
NZD 0.71560.6826
AUD 0.64960.6246
USD 0.47640.4594



Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. SOS call
  2. Police hunt for rape suspect
  3. Ratu Epeli takes up top UN role
  4. TUWAI My daughters are an inspiration
  5. LTA seizes vehicles
  6. $1.2m payout
  7. Third dive confirms no oil leakages, passage safe
  8. Nagusa ready
  9. Prince Charles urges world leaders to lead
  10. Brig-Gen Qiliho visits North

Top Stories this Week

  1. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  2. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  3. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  4. Horrific crime Tuesday (01 Dec)
  5. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21 Monday (30 Nov)
  6. Students drown, three dead over the weekend Monday (30 Nov)
  7. Police chief refutes report Monday (30 Nov)
  8. Man in the dark on police complaint Tuesday (01 Dec)
  9. Former manager, businessman front court Tuesday (01 Dec)
  10. Police look into allege gun use Friday (27 Nov)