WAF completes repair works at Vaturu-Nagado high-pressure pipeline

WAF contractors Elisha Engineering Co. Limited crew members conducting repairs. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE urgent repair works carried out by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) and its contractors Elisha Engineering Co. Limited to the major water leakage along the Vaturu-Nagado high-pressure pipeline has been completed as scheduled.

WAF general manager Customer Services and acting GM Operations Sekove Uluinayau said the works were completed yesterday morning.

“WAF crew members are now in the process of charging the high-pressure pipeline from the Vaturu Dam to the Nagado Water Treatment Plant. We are on schedule and we anticipate to get water supply normalised to customers by Monday evening into Tuesday morning,” said Mr Uluinayau.

He said water restoration is now in progress.

“Water restoration takes time, it will take around an additional 36 to 48 hours in order to restore supply. As part of the restoration process, it will require the re-charging of the high-pressure pipeline to the Nagado Water Treatment Plant. Once this is done, we will then work to balance and stabilise the water system at Nagado, before we start supplying clean drinking water to the service reservoirs towards Kashmir, Vuda as well as to Saru,” Mr Uluinayau said.

Water supply is expected to be normalised by 6am tomorrow.

In the meantime, WAF continues to cart water to customers in the affected areas as well as to the community tanks that have been placed around in strategic locations in communities that have water supply disrupted.

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