The Water Authority of Fiji continues to work to eliminate discolored water to customers and residents in parts Nadi and Lautoka.
WAF had detected an increase of Iron and Manganese levels at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant from raw water sourced from the Vaturu Dam, this is due to sudden changes in climatic conditions resulting in low dissolved oxygen levels at the Dam.
WAF General Manager Customer Services, Sekove Uluinayau says that the Authority was able to reduce the levels of iron and manganese at Vaturu and Nagado through consistent aeration.
Uluinayau says that for residents in the whole Lautoka and parts of Nadi, water appearance in taps has improved and should no longer be discolored.
WAF crew members are currently working to flush out all wash-out valves and fire hydrants to remove all discolored water in the extreme end of the Nadi reticulation system.