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Eighty percent of the West residents to receive normal water supply

June 24, 2018 6:10 pm

Eighty percent of residents in Nadi and Lautoka are expected to receive normal water supply from this morning.

This as emergency repairs to remove the defective Polyjet valve at the Water Authority’s Nagado Water Treatment Plant has been completed.

Chief Operating Officer, Samanmal Ekanayake says however, towards Momi southern end side which has the longest pipeline – it will take additional time due to the distance.

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He says water supply will be fully restored by Wednesday.

Ekanayake says the defective valve requires additional repairs as it had sustained major damages.

He says WAF decided to carry out this repair with a short notice because it they did not act quickly it could have resulted in a catastrophic structural damage which could have resulted in a complete shutdown at Nagado.

Ekanayake also revealed that another water shutdown will need to take place later this year, to allow the installation of the new Vanessa valves.

These valves are very important part of the treatment plant and need to be installed.

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