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Schools close early

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SOME schools in Lautoka closed early yesterday because of the continuing water cuts.

Divisional education officer western Lorima Voravora said schools in affected areas were closed for half a day.

"We are awaiting word as to when water supply will be normalised but schools will be open tomorrow (today)," he said.

Five high schools and 12 primary schools were closed in Lautoka.

Meanwhile, the Water Authority of Fiji said supply in parts of Lautoka and Nadi was expected to normalise by today.

A WAF statement yesterday said a break on a 32-year-old large water distribution main measuring 600 millimetres had caused the additional delay.

"This has resulted in reduced pressure and the possibility of necessary water shutdown to facilitate repair of the main," WAF said.

"As majority of works have concluded, it will now take time for the reservoirs to be filled up and to travel through the distribution system.

"A majority of repair work has been completed and it would take time for the reservoirs to be filled.

"Water trucks have continued carting water from the day of disruption to supply water to customers who are still being affected until water supply is fully normalised."

WAF also said customers should prioritise water usage as it progressively restore supply.

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