Advisory: Water disruption in Nadi and Lautoka

The site at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant where installation works are scheduled to take place at the end of this month. Picture: SUPPLIED

WATER Authority of Fiji customers in Nadi and Lautoka will experience supply disruptions from September 29 to October 2 due some installation works being carried out at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

In a statement, the Authority stated that a new Vanessa Valves and Pressure Transducer Pipes would be installed at the treatment plant over the four days.

Areas that will be affected are the whole of Nadi, parts of Lautoka and areas covered by the Buabua and Saru Water Treatment Plants.
WAF Board chairman Bhavesh Kumar has requested members of the public to start storing water for at least four days.

“Please, start saving and storing your water supply. It is imperative that WAF conducts these important installations at the Nagado Treatment Plant as this will allow Fijians in the Western Division to have a more reliable and fully operational water treatment plant,” he said.

He said the two new Vanessa valves that were manufactured in Italy have arrived into the country and was ready to be installed.

“We have decided to carry out these works due to its critical nature of operations as well as the potential risks that could occur if this was to be done at a later time.”

Mr Kumar said that water supply would be gradually restored after the installation works.

“The restoration operation is a complex process that involves with air bleeding and flushing of the trunk mains.

“Since the entire transmission system and all service reservoirs below Nagado WTP become empty, the anticipated time for complete water restoration will be two to three days after the repair.

“Therefore, the total estimated time for the entire operation will be three to four days.”

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