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Store sufficient water: WAF

January 6, 2018 12:33 am

Residents living in Nadi and Lautoka have been urged to store sufficient water as a major planned shutdown by the Water Authority next month will affect them.

The planned water disruption is 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.

WAF Board Director Kamal Gounder says around 100,000 residents in Nadi and around 50,000 Lautoka residents will be affected.

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“Families, domestic customers we are requesting for a four day shut down period they will be requiring 200 Litres of water for basic services such as cooking and drinking and apart from that they need to store water for other purposes like washing, cleaning of dishes and clothes.”

The Water Authority will ensure that during the shutdown period from February 3rd-6th, there will be no interruption in the major services such as hospitals, airport, school and hotels as 100 water trucks will also be deployed to cart water.

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