The 110 residents of Savutalele Settlement, off Princess Road in Tacirua, now have access to a better water supply after the completion of hydraulic mains improvement works in their area.
Over the years, the residents have relied on water supplied via an 80mm PVC line, but with the increase in population, the demand has also increased.
This has prompted the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to upgrade the existing 80mm main to a 100mm mPVC main line. The $365,708 water project which was outsourced to Taviraki Building and Civil Works Limited saw the installation of the new, approximately 890 metre pipeline, along with the installation of two air valves and a pressure regulating valve, as well as two washout valves.
The project also saw the installation of four underground fire hydrants with standard concrete chambers.
The completed water project has improved conditions for the Savutalele residents, as over the years, they have been obtaining water from a system with an intermittent supply during peak hours.
WAF chief operating officer, Samanmal Ekanayake, said WAF would continue to implement works that ensure Fijians have access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation. Mr Ekanayake said the settlement now enjoys a consistent supply of water that should withstand dry seasons, and an improved, water system performance.
Source: Water Authority Of Fiji
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