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Power to be restored next week

April 3, 2012 3:04 am

Normal power supply to areas in the central division will be restored next week.

FEA chief executive, Hasmukh Patel says damage to one of their main tower’s has been the cause of all the delay and their engineering team will need 8-10 days for repairs.

“When the flood waters receded, our team was able to go to Laselevu where our fallen tower is and we have worked out a plan on how we will erect a temporary structure to get the line going. But if the weather clears then we expect to put the power back on by next week. I am not sure if it will be on Tuesday or Wednesday but we will try our best to bring the power back as soon as possible.”

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Restoration of power for the Western division however, will take more time.

“The major problems in the Western Division is the customers installations were submerged in water and they need to get their electrical contractors to check their installations. Because of this, our customers are not able to take power. We are urging our customers to get their installation checked so that FEA can get the power supply back there.”

Patel has today clarified that power outages should not have any effect on water supply as normal power is supplied to the pumping stations.

“Most of these pumping stations are not in the CBD areas. In order to supply them we might have to focus on parts of the CBD. We are trying to get the water pumping stations on line but most of the pumping stations in the CBD area are switched off, right from Waimanu, Waila, Suvavou and the Wainibuku creek.

Power rationing will continue until next week.

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