December 23, 2016 10:43 am

WAF working to repair damaged equipment at Tamavua plant

The Water Authority of Fiji is working around the clock to provide clean drinking water to selected areas outside Suva that have been facing water cuts. WAF Acting CEO Mr Samanmal Ekanayake said, “WAF is entirely committed to resolving the water supply issues that the people in the Central Division are currently facing.” He said […]

The Water Authority of Fiji is working around the clock to provide clean drinking water to selected areas outside Suva that have been facing water cuts.

WAF crew members conducting repair works to the damaged clarifier at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant.
WAF crew members conducting repair works to the damaged clarifier at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant.

WAF Acting CEO Mr Samanmal Ekanayake said, “WAF is entirely committed to resolving the water supply issues that the people in the Central Division are currently facing.”

He said a twenty-member WAF team worked non-stop to repair the damaged clarifier at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant.

Mr Ekanayake said the clarifier sustained damage over the weekend due to the high level of turbidity, or solids in the water as a result of the stormy weather. The clarifier is used to remove solid particulates or suspended solids from water as part of the pre-treatment process.

“I have just received confirmation from the engineers that the repair works have been completed. We are now refilling the clarifier, and members of the public whose water supply has been affected shall receive normal water supply by this evening,” said Mr Ekanayake.