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Government has plans for WAF

December 9, 2014 11:41 pm

The Government is trying its best to put in place steps to effectively manage the sewage infrastructure to ensure such problems do not occur in the future.

This after some sewage and water supply lines in Suva were washed away during the heavy rain over the weekend.

Minister for Infrastructure, Pio Tikoduadua outlined what measures are being put in place to prevent such catastrophes in response to questions in Parliament this morning.

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Tikoduadua says the pipes and infrastructure are about 50 years old and that is the primary reason for their demise.

“The engineers are now designing something that will last for the next 100 years and also put together, not that we have reviewed our asset management for water, have a programme or plan to ensure that it does not come to this again and it will hold out the structure even better.”

Tikoduadua added that the Government has plans to conduct routine maintenance checks on the infrastructure at Water Authority of Fiji.

He also says a ‘Plan B’ will be formulated and put in place to ensure that if a similar situation did occur in the future the authorities would be well prepared for it.

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