The Nakasi-Davuilevu area has experienced rapid growth in population over the past few years, resulting in a significant increase in the demand for water, contributing to a daily supply shortage of 2 million liters of water within the Suva-Nausori corridor.
The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) team addresses this significant shortfall by performing valve operations targeting various areas, in order to provide essential water services to all Fijians living within Suva-Nausori. Valve operations are performed based on the system’s behavior at that point in-time.
Nakasi-Davuilevu area is serviced from the Wainibuku reservoir and valve operations are undertaken at the Wainibuku Road junction to increase the bulk main pressure and facilitate the filling of the other two critical reservoirs being Nasinu and Flagstaff.
“The valve operation time and associated disruption to supply is determined by reservoirs reaching critical levels due to high water demand during the day.
Although the scheduled time for WAF teams to begin this necessary exercise is at 9 pm every night, operations could take place at an earlier time if the system experiences greater than normal demand during the day,” said WAF CEO, Dr Amit Chanan.
To address the supply deficit that makes daily valve operations a necessity, WAF is on the verge of completing one of its biggest water infrastructure projects so far, Project Viria. Funded by the Fijian Government at a cost $270 million, this water supply scheme will produce an additional 40 million litres of water per day, greatly increasing supply capacity for the Suva-Nausori corridor. The project is due for completion by middle of next year and will significantly add to the resilience of water supply security of Suva and Nausori corridor.
As such, customers are therefore kindly advised to store water and to always have enough in their storage to cater for at least 2 to 3 days’ worth of use.
In response to recent claims in the media of discoloration of water in Davuilevu area, WAF advises that milky discoloration of water typically occurs due to dissolved oxygen and chlorine within WAF’s infrastructure, especially during or after valve operations.
This discolouration normally lasts for a few minutes before the water is clear again.Discoloration of water does not mean the water is contaminated and WAF endeavors to provide safe and clean potable water to all Fijians.
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