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Waste water trunk repairs completed

December 24, 2014 3:54 am

The temporary wastewater trunk line that carries all untreated waste from the greater Suva area to the Kinoya Waste Treatment Plant has been completed.

This includes the construction of the pumping station that will help move the wastewater through the replacement pipe for the collapsed trunk line section, as well as the pipe itself that has been positioned on a footpath spanning the 32 metre bridge that will connect the Suva main trunk line with that of Kinoya.

WAF CEO Opetaia Ravai said this is a temporary solution until WAF can construct a proper structure that can support the main trunk line across the river.

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In addition, a further element has been added to the fight against the odor in Cunningham Creek.

The system brought in from Australia, uses large amounts of oxygen to neutralize the waste odor. A lack of oxygen in the waste is what causes the odor. It is known as a fine air bubble system and consists of two blowers and 40 diffusers that can deliver 6,000 litres of air into the wastewater per minute.

Ravai continues to advise the general public who may be in the vicinity of Cunningham Creek and the greater Laucala Bay area to refrain from swimming, fishing and other recreational activities until further notice.

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