Water situation: Low inflow of raw water disrupts Flagstaff and Rewa St supply
17 July, 2019, 6:00 pm
RESIDENTS in elevated areas in Flagstaff and Rewa St in Suva are advised that they will be experiencing low water pressure to intermittent supply from now until further notice.
The Water Authority of Fiji says the interruption in supply is because of the low inflow of raw water from Waila Raw Water Pumping Station to the Waila Water Treatment Plant, resulting in low water levels to the Flagstaff Reservoir.
It stated that the water level at the reservoir as of 8:30am this morning (17/07) was 1.4metres.
It stated that a water level of 2m was required for the reticulation to operate efficiently.
WAF crew members are working to get the reservoir refilled through the Tamavua head.
Areas expected to be affected include:
- Rewa Street
- Nailuva Road
- Borron Road
- Howell Road
- Flagstaff Area
- Mariko Street
- Ratu Sukuna Road
- Domain Road
- Knolly Street
Customers residing in those areas are advised to use water wisely for their immediate needs during this temporary disruption period.
Water carting trucks have been deployed to service the affected areas.
Water supply is expected to be gradually normalised once water levels in the Flagstaff Reservoir improve.