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Residents told to avoid contaminated water

December 23, 2014 5:47 pm

Around six thousand people living around the broken sewer line at 4 miles in Nasinu are being advised to steer clear of the contaminated water.

Director DISMAC, Manasa Tagicakibau is part of a government task-foice monitoring the spill.

“We have people living along the Samabula river and also along the coast of Vatuwaqa and the Suva foreshore, likewise the island of Makuluva and Nukulau these are the people are directly affected by the sewage spill.”

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The creek and the affected area of the Suva foreshore are used for fishing, swimming and transportation.

Fijians are strongly advised against any form of contact with the contaminated water.

Discoloration of the sea water at Suva Point – according to Tagicakibau has been caused by the raw sewage… a sign the sea water is contaminated and must be avoided at all costs.

Notices have been erected informing people to stay away from water.

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