UNPLANNED WATER
DISRUPTION NOTICE – SIGATOKA

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise its
customers living in the Sigatoka area that they will be experiencing low water
pressure to intermittent supply from now until 5pm today (29/03).

Affected
areas include:

  • Sigatoka
    Town
  • Kedrakulu
  • Olosara
  • Korotogo
  • Laselase
  • Rakirakilevu 
  • Lawaqa 
  • Tulalevu
  • Malaqereqere 
  • Kulukulu

The interruption in supply is a
result of clogged intake raw water pumps at Matovo Water Treatment Plant due to
heavy downpour experienced at Keiyasi and flooding in Sigatoka River. 

The raw water pumps were blocked at
11:45pm last night and inflow into the plant was reduced. The Lawai Reservoir
is at a critical level and shall gradually recover to healthy levels after the
restoration of raw water supply to Matovo WTP. 

WAF crew members are currently on
site carrying out diving works to clean clogged raw water intake pumps and
restore raw water supply to Matovo Water Treatment Plant at the earliest. 

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. 

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