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WAF Management to visit Nagado Water Plant

January 9, 2018 4:11 am

The Water Authority Management Board will be visiting the Nagado Water Treatment Plan this Saturday to ensure everything goes well for the planned water disruption next month.

This has been confirmed by the Board Director Kamal Gounder who says this is to ensure that the maintenance goes according to the plan.

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.

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Gounder says they will also put in 100, 5,000 liter and 10,000 liter water tanks at strategic locations so customers can fill their containers and gallons if they run out of water during the shutdown.

He adds they will ensure that there are no interruption in the major services such as hospitals, airports, schools and hotels.

Meanwhile, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President, Dixon Seeto says they are glad that enough time has been given to people to prepare themselves.

Seeto says there is a need to work in partnership in the future.

_ We have seen the pictures shown to us the valve leakage is quite drastic, if you don’t fix it now it could be much worse down the line so that’s something we need to do and its good for us and have stability of water supply into the future and so this is something we need to do and we working very closely with water authority._

Around one hundred and fifty thousand residents living in Nadi and Lautoka are expected to be affected by the major planned shutdown.

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