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Low water production for western areas

July 20, 2017 12:30 am

The problem of algae bloom at the Vaturu Dam in Nadi is expected to be fixed by September.

Water Authority Chief Executive Opetaia Ravai has confirmed they have put in place interim measures to fix the problem.

Ravai says aerators are in place to help reduce the algae growth and the situation is being monitored closely.

“In the meantime we are aerating it through the compressors that we hired to at least reduce the growth of algae so it will take a couple of weeks up to two months to ascertain this but in the meantime we doing some immediate fixers you know our operations at the plant is change a bit, in terms of manual cleaning of the filters back washing and the treatment process is slow down that’s why the production level to the customers is drop.”

There’s a long term plan for the system in Nadi as the Nagado dam is the main water source for residents in the west.