100 water trucks to be deployed next month: WAF
January 7, 2018 3:28 am
Hundred water trucks will be deployed to cart water to hospitals, airport, schools and hotels during the four days planned water disruption in Nadi and Lautoka next month.
Board Director Kamal Gounder says this is to ensure that there is no interruption in any major services.
The Water Authority will be carrying out major maintenance work at the Nagado treatment plant which includes the replacement of a defective control valve and another repair in the main transmission pipe to the Nagado Water plant.
WAF Chief Operating Officer, Saman Ekanayake says water supply in the affected areas is expected to be restored after the repairs.
Ekanayake says the Nagado treatment plant needs to be repaired by next month.
“It was a minor leakage it is developing now so we observed this for a couple of months now so even we can go up to February without any problem but is safe if we do it in February because if it further develops it can be a major disaster.”
As a result of these repairs, around one hundred and fifty thousand residents will face water disruptions for four days from February 3rd to the 6th.
This excludes Lautoka City centre and some of its outer boundaries including Tomuka, Waiyavi stage 5, Saru Backroad and Vunato to Teidamu.
However, Nadi will have its water completely shut down including Denarau Island.