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Investing in water infrastructure

May 22, 2014 1:30 am

The Water Authority of Fiji says its $71 million allocation from the government is being put to good use.

The water utility has been carrying out upgrades and repairs on 60 year old pipes and networks all over the country.

WAF Chief Executive Opetaia Ravai says the funding has gone a long way in improving supply.

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“This is I think the water utility has gotten this amount of money and we hope this trend continues because the real beneficiaries are the people. You need to put efficient water systems for our people and increase the accessibility. Without support from any government, it’s going to be very difficult. We got $71 million this year and we’re already working on our plans for next year. Fingers crossed we’ll get the same next year or even more.”

The Water Authority is working on a network to monitor and control all major reticulation systems from a central location.

Its main focus right now is the 48 hour shutdown in Nadi and Lautoka to repair high pressure pipes in Nagado.

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