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50,000 residents to be affected by Waila water treatment plant shutdown

January 3, 2019 4:36 pm

Fifty thousand residents in Nausori are expected to be affected by the Waila Water Treatment Plant shutdown scheduled for this Sunday.

The Water Authority says they will be placing a new duplicated pipeline to improve water supply to the Nausori reticulation system.

WAF General Manager Customer Services, Sekove Uluinayau says majority of residents living in Baulevu to Kasavu, right up to the Rewa Delta will be affected by the shutdown.

“The shutdown is due to the commissioning of the duplication main from Waila treatment plant to the Duilomama road. There’s a portion there that we need to connect and commission it. There is already an existing line that comes out of the Waila treatment plant, it runs to the Rara Levu reservoir. We are commissioning this duplication because of the demand.”

Uluinayau says the water shutdown will be from 6am Sunday till 6am Monday.

“Also water carting will be provided. And also we will be putting out the stand by tanks. It will be placed at strategic locations around the affected areas like in villages, the settlements as top up filling points.”

WAF has also activated an emergency toll free line 1507 where Fijians can call, to request for water trucks if they need refilling.

Meanwhile, the Authority is held a stakeholder consultation in Nausori today to discuss the shutdown and its works.