Project to enhance, restore water supply

ABOUT 420 people from Nasau Number 2 and Tubarua in Nadi will have consistent supply of water after extension works on water mains in the area ends in April.

WAF chief operating officer Samanmal Ekanayake said the main extension works to the areas would improve the current infrastructure capacity and sustainability.

“The project will also enhance the supply of clean and safe water and eliminate shortages of water during dry or drought seasons,” he said.

People in the farming area rely on boreholes and rainwater harvesting, which are often problematic in times of dry weather.

“WAF’s water reticulation system for the Nasau area is fed from Nagado to Nasau Reservoir.

“The new 200 millimetre intake pipe for the reservoir crosses Nasau 2 road and two outlet pipes are on the other side, which is in the Nasau area.

“The work involved the laying of a total of 375 lengths of pipe and trenching, with proper bedding and backfill material.

“It also included the installation of an air valve key and a four inch sluice valve.”

Work on the project started in March last year and is expected to be completed by the end of April.

The project cost was about $1.8 million.

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