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WAF tries to keep pace with water demand

May 26, 2014 7:04 pm

The Water Authority of Fiji is trying to keep pace with the demand for clean water as it increases across the country.

General Manager Eastern/Central Vula Vakacegu says, while the Authority has skilled engineers, the existing water supply system remains a challenge.

He told a Radio Fiji One talkback show that while main supply pipes are thirty to fifty years old, reservoirs do not have duplicate pipes that can complement each other if one suffers from a problem.

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However, he says, the Water Authority is making all efforts to ensure every Fijian has access to reliable and clean water supply.

Vakacegu was responding to questions about the extension of water cuts in Nadi and Lautoka due to a burst in the main supply pipe from the Vaturu dam on Sunday.

The pipe burst after engineers completed repairs and re-opened it to supply water.

The pipe was shutdown on Friday to carry out repairs and the second disruption occurred on Sunday.

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