Re: WAF Situation Report No 2 as at 0600 Hours, 18 January 2020 – TC Tino
This situation report entails the status of the Water Authority of Fiji’s assets around the country in light of Tropical Cyclone Tino:
- WAF is working around the clock to provide consistent water supply to all Fijians.
- Repairs will be carried out and water supply will be normalized once the flood waters subside to allow WAF ground teams to safely access the affected areas.
- The water restoration operation will depend on the weather conditions.
- Members of the public are requested to store and boil all drinking water.
- WAF continues to inform customers on water disruptions through SMS text messages, WAF website www.waterauthority.com.fj and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WaterAuthorityofFiji/
- Water carting trucks are on standby to service the affected areas as and when the need arises.
- The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) requests members of the public that require water carting services, to please contact the National Call Centre on 334 6777 or 5777 or via the toll-free line 1507.
Status of water supply and wastewater services around Fiji are as follows:
CENTRAL / EASTERN DIVISION
All major water and wastewater treatment plants in the Central Division continue to operate as normal, for now.
The blockages at the Deuba and Navua raw water intakes have been cleared.
All major water and wastewater treatment plants in the Western Division continue to operate as normal, for now.
Water supply to Fijians in Labasa is temporarily disrupted due to blockages at the raw-water intakes at Nasealevu and Navau.
WAF ground teams were deployed at 3:30am this morning (18/01) to clear out debris causing blockages. Water supply is expected to normalise once water levels at the Benau reservoir is up to desired levels.
Meanwhile, the wastewater services in Labasa is experiencing very high infiltrations of storm or floodwater into wastewater network, bailing trucks are on standby.
For customers in Nabouwalu, water supply is currently disrupted due to high turbidity at the raw-water intake.
Due to the recent heavy rains experienced, WAF ground teams are working very hard to flush the water supply network in Savusavu.
Meanwhile, water carting trucks will be deployed to service the affected areas, weather permitting.