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Residents advised to store water

January 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Residents in Nadi and parts of Lautoka are advised to store atleast 200 litres of water for washing, cooking and drinking purpose during the four days planned water shutdown next month.

WAF Board Director Kamal Gounder says they’re trying to stress the importance of storing enough water to ensure residents including tourists are not affected.

He says regular meetings with business communities, hoteliers and residents before the water shutdown period is very important.

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“So this is what we’re trying to emphasize and we’ll also be talking to business communities here including town councils’ in terms of some of the issues they may face and how best Water Authority can address it. We’ll try to directly talk to them and if there are some issues that we may not be able to respond to it we’ll try and go back and respond to it. As I have already said we will establish a control centre at Namaka during this period.”

The planned water shutdown will be from February 3rd-6th as a result of a defective control valve and problems in the main transmission pipes that caused leakages and need urgent repairs at the Nagado Water Treatment plant in Nadi.

The Water Authority will ensure that during the shutdown period next month there will be no interruption in the major services such as hospitals, airport, schools and hotels as 100 water trucks will also be deployed to cart water.

The Water Authority has also set up additional measures by creating a free toll line 1507 and a separate email [email protected] to assist people on how best to address the issues that will be raised during the shutdown period.

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