Water Authority Fiji CEO Opetaia Ravai briefs the press on the current water situation that is currently affecting most areas.
Most of Fiji remains unchanged with some areas still experiencing tap water shortages.
On Viti Levu
Navua/Deuba continues to be restricted to tap water from 6am to 10pm but is expected to return to normal later in the week.
Lami/Delainavesi, Veisari/Togalevu areas are continuing alternate delivery of tap and carted water as scheduled.
Rural areas and the outer-islands continue to experience water shortages and the Authority is working closely with the Commissioners Western and Central are delivering free carted water to those areas affected.
Levuka tap water continues to be restricted to lower areas while water carting is provided on upper levels.
On Vanua Levu
Labasa continues as normal.
Savusavu customers continue to receive tap water but only during the daytime to conserve water where yield has been reduced.
Those living in the rural areas that are experiencing a water shortage are being provided withfree water carting. The Authority is working closely with the Commissioner Western to supply water to those affected areas.
Low water pressure continues to affect areas in the north of the island with some water carting required.
In the south water carting continues as the Authority works to install three desalinization plants next month that should satisfy that area’s water requirements.
With the drought expected to continue in the coming months it is important that you use your water wisely. Please share this message with the community.