WAF consultation to inform residents of desludging project

An aerial view of the Natabua Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lautoka. Picture: WAF/SUPPLIED

THE Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) held a public consultation at the Fiji National University’s Natabua Campus in Lautoka last week in an effort to educate and inform the residents of Lautoka about the Natabua Wastewater Desludging and Odor Control’ project.

While presenting at the consultation, WAF team leader Wastewater in the West Engtesh Permal informed the audience on the importance of the works and the need for it to be carried out.

“The consultation and awareness at Natabua Campus was very successful. We needed to make aware to our customers, residents living in Natabua as well as stakeholders, about what we are doing, we will be undertaking the desludging of the Natabua Wastewater Treatment Plant – which is a pond-based treatment plant,” Mr Permal said.

Lautoka resident Peter Chongsue thanked the authority for organising the public consultation.

“The consultation is very good and we are now very familiar with this project. I am very thankful that we have this program and hearing good ideas of what is going to happen, it was well presented. It was very clear,” said Mr Chongsue.

The project is being contracted to Intergroup Limited and is expected to take place for a period of six to 12 months at the Natabua Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lautoka.

Desludging works are also earmarked to take place at the Olosara Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sigatoka as well as at the Navakai Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nadi.

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