Solomon Water would like to inform our valued customers that the shutdown of our logging affected Kongulai water supply last week and followed by a major power outage yesterday has affected our production level causing low water supply and no water to many of our customers in Honiara.
Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden said “It was unfortunate as our water network system was slowly recovering from the Kongulai and Kombito shutdowns due to bad weather last week and with the power outage has further impacted our ability to supply many customers as most of our pump stations were affected”.
Mr Gooden added “since power has resumed and our pump stations recommenced operations, our operations teams have been working hard to refill our tanks and reservoirs for supply. Some areas will receive water now and others will be later on this evening when the system fully recovers”.
Solomon Water is currently working on a new treatment plant for the Kongulai water supply which is currently in final design stage, but it will not be operational until Mid-2021.
Solomon Water apologises to its valued customers and further advises all customers to store water in containers if there has been rain and boil all water for food preparation and consumption if the supply is cloudy following shutdown.