Caption:Shown here are WAF engineers (l-r) Jokini Sivo, Netani Kubunavanua and Setareki Sovatabua testing water pressure as part of repairing intermittent water supplies.Photo: SUPPLIED.
WAF engineers are to be congratulated for their success the past year in reducing a major problem of intermittent water supplies from a high that affected more than 36,000 customers in 70 locations in Fiji to a low today of 17 locations and close to 4,305 customers, said WAF CEO Opetaia Ravai.
Mr. Ravai said that this success is even more impressive when it is considered that they continue to face a challenge of dealing with an antiquated reticulation system with undersized and aged pipes, designed decades ago to cater for a different population with different requirements.
“We have placed a high priority in eliminating intermittent water supply area and even though we have substantially reduced those households that have been affected, we are aware that there are those who suffer the daily inconvenience of inconsistent water for their daily needs,” he said.
He said that with Government financial support WAF is now better positioned to address a number of concerns caused by “this aged reticulation system (water to the tap).