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Health Ministry monitors ongoing unplanned water disruptions

April 1, 2019 4:47 pm
Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete

The Health Ministry is keeping a close watch on the ongoing unplanned water disruptions affecting thousands of Fijians in the Central division.

Minister responsible, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, says the health officers are currently on the ground ensuring the safety of all Fijians.

Dr Waqainabete says even though no disease outbreak has been reported relating to the recent disruptions – they’re urging people to practice good hygiene.

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“We are watching that space – our environmental health officers are out there in the communities as we speak on a very regular basis. To ensure we are protecting all Fijians in terms of their health.”

The Water Authority says they’re working to normalize supply in the elevated parts of Nasinu and Tamavua.

The disruption is caused due to a major leakage along the access road between the Waila Water Treatment Plant and the Wainibuku Reservoir.

This pipe transports clean and treated water to the Wainibuku Reservoir, which then feeds the other service reservoirs.

The Authority is re-charging the pipe and once completed, water supply will normalize.

They say that due to unfavorable weather conditions – WAF crew were unable to conduct repairs immediately.

Fijians in the Central division have been affected by intermittent water supply since Friday.

Water carting trucks have been deployed to cart water to affected areas.

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