Solomon Water has advised customers that due to the high turbidity (dirt particles in water) caused by heavy rainfall upstream at its water source, Kongulai pump and gravity system remain closed.

"This is necessary to protect our water system, pipes and meters from damage, as well as to protect customers pipes and systems and also to ensure water is properly chlorinated to make it safe," Solomon Water said in a statement. 

The following areas will continue to be affected by low pressure or water outage:

Windy Valley, Namaruka, Laundry Valley, Rifle Range, Tasahe A, B & C, Ngossi Ridge, Tandai Heights, Tinge Ridge, Tavio, Ngossi Valley, Rove Police Quarters, Mbokona, Mbumburu, Geology, Rewa Road, Mbokona School, Ministers Ridge, Kaibia, Vavaya Ridge, Papaho, Mbokanvera Heights, Skyline Memorial, Koa Hill, Mbokanvera 1 – 5, Choviri, Tehamaurina, Fijian Quarter, Papaho to Mataniko, Cana Hill, Vara Creek Heights, Aekafo/Jericho, East & West Kola Ridge, Matariu, Koloale School, Koloale Home Finance, Koloale FFA Ridge, Feraladoa, Fulisango, 777 Bus Stop, Naha Heights, Tanuli, Mbua Valley, Kukum Heights, Fulisango East Zion, Kombivatu, Green Valley, Naha Heights, Fishing Village, Kukum SINU, Panatina Plaza, Marine/SINU, Lio Ridge, Lau Valley, West Panatina Ridge, Mbaranamba Low & Mbaranamba ridge

Solomon Water says that for customers still receiving water, it is important to boil all water for food preparation and consumption.

This shutdown is a direct consequence of illegal and unmanaged logging in the Kohove and Konguali catchment areas and is outside Solomon Water's control, the water authority said in a prepared statement. 

"We are working with the government and landowners to find solutions to these ongoing problems.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while our team are currently monitoring the situation."