WAF begins installation of new valves at Nagado treatment plant

The site at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant where valve installation works were conducted. Picture: SUPPLIED

INSTALLATION of new valves at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant in Nadi started yesterday.

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) board director Kamal Gounder said they were committed to complete the installation and repair works on time.

“Our teams are working around-the-clock to successfully complete this operation and we should complete the works by 10am tomorrow (today),” he said.

“We are expecting that water supply to low-lying areas be normalised by tomorrow (this) evening and then the high elevated areas by Tuesday evening.”

He said a majority of their customers living in Nadi Town and Denarau were fed from the Black Rock Reservoir.

“They are getting water because we were able to commission the old main line that we used to operate before, this is providing the level of water that we are able to supply to Denarau and some of the major customers in Nadi, including Airports Fiji Ltd.”

He said WAF was only carting water for affected areas in Nadi and outside Lautoka City that were not supplied through the Saru and Buabua water treatment plants.

“I thank the residents of Nadi and Lautoka for taking heed of our repeated warnings and alerts regarding the planned water shutdown.

“We are also thankful to the public for not vandalising the many water tanks that we have placed around all affected areas. Please continue to look after these tanks as these do not come cheap.”

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