Nagado Water Shutdown: Motorists to be mindful of water carting

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has advised motorists traveling along roads in the greater Nadi and Lautoka area to be mindful of water carting trucks during the disruption period (29th September to 2nd October). Picture: SUPPLIED

MOTORISTS traveling along roads in the greater Nadi and Lautoka area from this Saturday are to be mindful of water carting trucks.

The advisory comes from the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) as it carried out installation works at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant (WTP) from September 29 to October 2.

In a statement issued earlier today, the authority has requested motorists to abide by the traffic rules and be patient as water carting trucks will be deployed to cart drinking water to affected areas.

“To deliver water on a timely manner, the Water Authority of Fiji requests motorists to understand that more than one hundred trucks will be moving around Nadi and Lautoka to cart drinking water to major services as well as to the members of the public who are affected by the Nagado Water Shutdown,” said WAF general manager customer services Sekove Uluinayau.

Mr Uluinayau added that there may be traffic congestion during peak periods; seeking the cooperation of motorists.

“WAF apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused and seeks the support of the traveling public. Members of the public are requested to report rude driver behaviour during the water disruption period to WAF or any relevant Authority such as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) or the Fiji Police Force,” he said.

The authority has also expressed its regrets for any inconvenience caused to its customers.

Meanwhile, customers in Nadi and Lautoka can contact the Authority through the emergency toll-free short code 1507 or email waterhelp@waf.com.fj for further inquiries. This will be available 24 hours a day, during the shutdown period.

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