Fiji Met urges people to take WAF warning seriously

PEOPLE should take the warning from the Water Authority of Fiji to use water wisely seriously.

Fiji Meteorological Service acting director Viliame Vereivalu made this statement in response to the warning from WAF of the approaching dry weather conditions that could affect water supply around the country.

Mr Vereivalu said for the next seven days, they did not see significant rain in the forecast.

He said people should use water wisely because dry weather conditions were prevailing.

WAF, in a statement this week, advised its customers around the country to use water sparingly as the approaching dry weather conditions may affect the supply of water in the coming months.

WAF Board chairperson Bhavesh Kumar had said that customers who were already facing the shortage of water were requested to use water wisely for their immediate needs during this dry period.

He had said that they continued to monitor water levels in reservoirs closely by recording changes to the consumption levels as rainfall remain below average in the western and northern parts of the country.

WAF general manager Customer Services Sekove Uluinayau said the authority had reactivated its emergency toll-free contact line 1507 or email for affected customers to make their requests for water carting services.

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