The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise its customers living in some parts of Lautoka area that they will be experiencing low water pressure to no water from now until further notice.
Affected areas include:
· Wairabetia area
· Lauwaki area
· Viseisei back Road
· Saru back Road
· Wairabetia Muslim School Road
· Navula area
· Saru Tawatawa area
· Natabua area
· Field 40 area
· Vuda Back Road
· Lawaki Settlement to Miki’s Supermarket
The interruption in supply is suspected to be a result of heavily clogged dam outlet screens or dislocated raw water trunk mains along the river crossings causing no raw water inflow into Saru Water Treatment Plant for production.
The WAF ground teams are currently unable to mobilise to the sites due to high flood water levels and high currents at 1st river crossing.
Our teams will mobilise on site to clear the dam screens and carry out necessary repair works when the flood water recedes and once it is safe to do so.
The exact timeframe on restoration of raw water to the Treatment Plant and supply to the affected customers cannot be confirmed at this time due to the current weather conditions and high flood water levels at the river crossings.
The Authority is kindly advising its customers residing in the areas above to use water wisely for their immediate needs during this temporary disruption period.
Water Carting trucks are on standby to service the affected areas during the temporary disruption period.
#WAF urges customers to conserve and always store sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least two to three days in their homes at all times.
WAF also encourages customers to invest in storage containers or water tanks connected to the water system for storage and backup supply during any unplanned disruption that may arise due to emergency works or natural disasters.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we seek your understanding and patience until such time supplies normalize.
For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 and 5777 (Vodafone, Digicel & Inkk users) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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