Kongulai Water System Remain Closed Until Further Notice

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Solomon Water would like to inform our valued customers that recent heavy rainfalls has impacted our supply and many Honiara residents have been without water over the past few days. Supply was turned off on Wednesday 17 May because of the high turbidity (silt and dirt particles in the water) experienced upstream due to heavy rains in the water catchment area.

“Our action is necessary to ensure that quality and safe water is distributed to the customers. If we kept on producing water the disinfection process cannot kill any bacteria in the water, making it potentially unsafe for drinking and will damage our pipes and customer facilities. High turbidity in water also means there is debris that could clog pipes and customer’s facilities, hence the shutdown” says Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden.

“We are right now utilising our boreholes at Ngossi, Titinge and Mbokonavera to fill up our Tasahe, Skyline, and Titinge tanks and extending supply to our East Kola tank to help alleviate the impacts of the Kongulai outage. However, this will only be for a limited time”.

Solomon Water teams are monitoring source turbidity and we will inform customers when water supply is restored.

Customers who are still receiving water are advised to store water in buckets and containers and boil all water for food preparation and consumption.

For more information, please call Customer Care on 44700 or email, service@solomonwater.com.sb


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