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September 22, 2021
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Heavy Rains Cause NCD Citywide Water Shutdown

Port Moresby city residents woke up to no water supply yesterday morning.

Eda Ranu management advised that the urgent citywide water shutdown in the Nation’s Capital today was rectified.

Eda Ranu Commercial Services General Manager, Paul Gore, told media, the water shutdown was a necessary measure.

Mr Gore further explained that after sudden heavy rains up in the Sogeri Plateau, the Eda Ranu Production Team noticed unfiltered residue of turbidity or mud, at the treatment plant at 3am yesterday, prompting the shutdown as early as 5am.

Eda Ranu has seven reservoirs within the city limits, however Mr Gore said these are reserved for emergency purposes such as a fire; and do not have enough capacity to meet other demands.

Crucial water supply to Port Moresby General Hospital was not cut during the exercise.

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