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Old water pipes need immediate attention: WAF

February 15, 2018 1:04 am

A high number of pipes that supply water to the greater Suva area need immediate attention.

Water Authority of Fiji, General Manager Special Projects, Taitusi Vakadravuyaca says many pipes are old and have deteriorated over the years.

Vakadravuyaca says the Authority is working to replace these pipes based on those that urgently need repair.

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“We have pipe replacement project currently in place, we have a meter replacement project currently in place which has been running for three years now. We also have boundary valve replacement program, these are valves that are causing problems in areas. These programs have been running now for three years consistently on a yearly basis from funds provided by Government.”

Vakadravuyaca says these programs are carried out in order to ensure a consistent supply of water is available, assets are maintained and tax-payer’s money are put to good use.

He adds the Authority conducts maintenance of pumps, pipes, treatment plant and generators.

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