Fiji Time: 1:25 PM on Friday 30 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Burst main damages compound's concrete wall

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, May 10, 2014

A MAKOI family is furious after a water main near their home burst on Sunday evening, allowing highly-pressurised water into their compound which tore down their entire fence wall on one side of their house.

The family, who had lived there for the past 18 years, said they had never experienced anything like that before, attributing the burst main to a digger that was digging above the water main that afternoon.

"The water flow was so fast and there was so much water and it just ran straight into our compound non-stop for between half an hour and 45minutes," homeowner Fareen Faiyaz said.

The WAF said it was quite a significant water burst main and water could not be contained because of the high pressure.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Killer on the loose
  2. Community in shock
  3. Time for answers
  4. 3pc tax matters
  5. Long queues for free water
  6. 50 for seasonal work
  7. Flash is back
  8. AT A GLANCE
  9. Call for monitoring units
  10. Seaweed farm plan

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  2. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  5. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  9. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)
  10. Woman found Thursday (29 Jan)