VAKABULI Village in Lautoka has been without proper drinking water since the destructive floods of January this year.
Village headman Saimoni Qati, 88, said the dam from which they sourced water was damaged by a landslide and had not been fixed since.
"We are tired of waiting, nothing has been done," said Mr Qati.
He said he went to the Lautoka District office last week and was told that funds had been given to the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF).
"The district officer said everything was given to WAF to fix our dam. We need proper water supply as it is affecting the lives of 89 households."
The villagers have since been drinking from a water source used by the school.
"This source sometimes dries out and we are left with no option but to use water from the river," Mr Qati said.
Keasi Loma, 34, said it was hard work for them to take their washing to the river because they had to walk some distance.
The mother of two said they really needed help with rebuilding the dam.
She said sometimes, even the river dried up.
District officer Lautoka Ruth Atu said she could not comment on the issue.
WAF corporate communications team leader Fulori Turaga said they received a cheque from the DO's office late last month.
Ms Turaga said WAF was doing its best to repair the dam at the village. "We are further assessing the scope of works," she said.