Fijians are being urged to store drinking water by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) in light of adverse weather currently affecting Fiji due to Tropical Disturbance TD03F.
“While our teams are working around the clock to maintain good water supply throughout the country, the weather conditions may affect our systems and we are urging Fijians to be prepared for emergencies,” said WAF CEO, Barry Omundson.
“Fijians should store drinking water for emergencies and boil all drinking water before consumption as an added precaution.”
Water carting trucks are on standby and will be deployed as needed to impacted areas, with high priority given to hospitals,” Mr. Omundson added.
For further inquiries as well as water carting requests, Fijians can call 334 6777 and 5777 (Vodafone, Digicel & Inkk users) or email email@example.com
Fijians can also contact the WAF Facebook page: facebook.com/WaterAuthorityofFiji/
Adverse weather can cause problems such as:
- Clogging of the water intakes.
- Burst mains.
- Water treatment problems due to extremely high turbidity levels.
- Electricity supply issues.