The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to correct an eyewitness piece published on page 7 of today’s Fiji Times (3/10/21), which stated “This manhole along Narere Road, Nasinu, poses a risk to pedestrians. It needs to be covered.”
This is not a manhole, and is actually an air valve chamber.
The cover of the chamber was removed from the site without the permission of the Authority by unknown parties.
To ensure public safety, a temporary safety net will be set up in the interim until a new chamber lid is constructed to replace the missing lid.
The Authority urges the media to use the correct terminology, as it can cause unnecessary confusion for the public.
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