Water situation: WAF ready for planned shutdown at Nagado

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

THE Water Authority of Fiji is ready for the planned shutdown of the Nagado Water Treatment Plant from today.

WAF board director Kamal Gounder said all the necessary checks had been conducted in preparation for the shutdown.

“The authority has mobilised its operations teams in the Western Division, all final checks have been made and WAF is ready to undertake the installation works at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant,” he said.

“A total of 58 water carting trucks and 14 4×4 twin cabs will be deployed to service affected areas to refill the water tanks that have been placed at strategic locations in Nadi and Lautoka.

“About 41 trucks and eight 4×4 twin cabs will be deployed around the Nadi areas and 17 trucks and six 4×4 twin cabs will service the Lautoka areas.”

WAF general manager customer services Sekove Uluinayau said water tanks were placed in strategic locations around Nadi and Lautoka.

“Water carting trucks will be available to refill these tanks on a continual basis,” he said.

“A total of 206 water tanks (5300 and 10,000litre) have been placed at strategic locations around Nadi and Lautoka.”

The water shutdown will end on midnight Tuesday.

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