WAF banks on Rewa River Water Supply Scheme

June 22, 2022 4:00 pm

[Source: WAF/ Facebook]

The Water Authority of Fiji has reiterated that it is banking on the upcoming Rewa River Water Supply Scheme to resolve the issue of intermittent supply in the greater Suva-Nausori corridor.

WAF Chief Executive Dr Amit Chanan says the project will add an additional 40 million litres per day to the Suva/Nausori water system, enabling WAF to cater for the extra demand, which has been the reason for intermittent supply.

He says about 360,000 people have moved into the Suva-Nausori corridor over the last decade, and as a result, the demand for water has increased.

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According to Dr. Chanan, WAF is currently producing two million litres per day less than the greater Suva-Nausori area’s needs.

He says 164 million litres per day are being produced daily, compared to the 166 million litres required.

He adds that the project has been designed with a long-term view to improve service delivery in the region as a whole, not just the Suva-Nausori corridor.

The Rewa River Water Supply Scheme is expected to be completed by May 2023.